Yay and boo

Apr
1
2008

Yay: I’ve been accepted as a Group Policy MVP for my third time. Thank you for all who helped me acheive that!

Boo! I found _another_ Vista bug {sigh}.

Here’s the lashup…

If Vista recognizes that your hardware has changed enoughthat you must re-validate.. you are prompted to do so when your next user logs on. After validating, I found the following to be true:

1. Delegated permissions required to see your own GPresults are not available

2. Computer-side policy fails to execute

3. Remote Desktop into the machine becomes impossible

All is cleared up with a reboot of the affected machine after validation.

In short… After validation, you simply must reboot to get a normal experience.

But Vista doesn’t make you reboot.