Group Policy Processing And Application Order With Windows Server

This article will provide Information about the order in which Group Policy settings for users and computers are processed In a domain environment.

Group policies are applied in the following order:

  1. Local computer – each computer have a local policy which is applied first
  2. Site – Site based GPO
  3. Domain – Domain based GPO
  4. Organizational Units –OU Based GPO and their child organizational GPO next

Inside the Group Policy the application order is:

  1. Computer polices settings
  2. User polices settings


Note: When GPO are set to disabled or to Block Inheritance they will not apply.