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Group Policiy does not apply on Workstations

Workstation are not applying Group Policies from the Active Directroy. The following are some possible functions on the Workstation:
Running ‘gpupdate’ on Windows XP confirms it runs successfully.
Running ‘gpresult’ on Windows XP gives the error: ‘The user [domainusername] does not have RSOP data.’
You can browse to the netlogon and the sysvol folders on a DC.
Typing the ‘SET’ command shows you have a vaild authentication server.
In order to resolve this make sure the workstation is pointing to a valid internal DNS server which contains Windows Active Directory informaiton. Verify the internal DNS server are functioning properly.
After modifiying the workstations DNS, rerun ‘gpupdate’ and ‘gpresult’. This should now apply the GPO successfully and display the results.
More information can be found here: Technet KB 291382 Frequently asked questions about Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS