Sometimes you need to apply a group policy to an OU but prevent that same policy from applying to certain machines in the OU. Rather than creating child OUs, you could use a WMI filter. Note however that there are performance penalties…

Group Policy OUs

For instance, you might need to apply a group policy which installs the 64 bit version of the Windows Management Framework to the PCs OU. This will be fine for most PCs in that OU, but maybe there are some older 32 bit Windows 7 PCs in the OU which would cause the 64 bit installer to fail.

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