Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:08 AM
I have the following error in the registry:
source userenv id 1096
Windows cannot access the registry policy file, C:\WINDOWS\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\registry.pol. (The data is invalid. ).
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I found the following post that seems to be helpful but the registry.pol. file is in use and I cannot modify it. How can I unlock it without having trouble? I thought to try safe mode but I would like to find a solution that doesn't stop the server...http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Windows/microsoft.public.windows.group_policy/2008-08/msg00228.html
Thanks in advance
Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:32 PM
These kind of errors generally generates when a file is missing or corrupted in GPO.
Please refer the below KB article i hope it might helpful in resolving this issue, Please reply back with your findinds.
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Friday, March 22, 2013 2:56 AMModerator
What's the OS of the machine? Please also read this:
Some registry-based policy settings are lost and error messages are logged in the Application log on a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Vista-based computer
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:50 AM
if the already given answers didn't help please describe in detail the environment, amount of DCs and how they are connected. Also the used OS version, incl.SP/patch level. Was there a crash and/or restore from a not supported way of backup from a DC like images/snapshots/ VM file copies?
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Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:20 AMModerator
I would like to confirm what is the current situation? If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know, and I will be happy to help.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:46 AM
I did as said in the beginning:
- safe mode
- copy registry.pol from the other dc
I just wanted to know wheteher I could do it without stopping services ..
Anyway problem solved.
- Marked As Answer by Cicely FengMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Friday, March 29, 2013 7:34 AM
Friday, March 29, 2013 7:36 AMModerator
>>I just wanted to know wheteher I could do it without stopping services ..