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Some Users not getting Home Drives and/or proxy settings

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  • I inherited a large network with about 300-400 PCs/1600 users last summer, with the servers running 2012R2 and using System Centre for deployment etc. We have a DFS on our four DCs with various shared drives and user home drives on. Over the last week, some users when logging on have been failing to get either their home and/or shared drive, and/or failed to receive the proxy settings which are delivered from user configuration in Group Policy. Everything has worked pretty well for the last six months, I can see anything obviously related to this in event logs, what else could/should I be looking for? Thank you. 
    Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:40 PM

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  • Hi,


          Starting test: DFSREvent

             The event log DFS Replication on server Bristol.domain.co.uk could

             not be queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test DFSREvent

          Starting test: KccEvent

             The event log Directory Service on server Bristol.domain.co.uk

             could not be queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test KccEvent

          Starting test: SystemLog

             The event log System on server Bristol.domain.co.uk could not be

             queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test SystemLog

         

    >>>These behaviors are expected.

    To stop the event log-related errors, enable the built-in incoming firewall rules on DCs so that the event logs can be accessed remotely.

    To stop the RPCSS service error, you can opt out of the test with /SKIP:SERVICES.

    To stop the OutboundSecureChannels errors, use /skip:outboundsecurechannels.

    To stop the VerifyEnterpriseReferences errors, migrate your SYSVOL from FRS to DFSR.

    For more information, you could refer to the article below.

    DCDIAG.EXE /E or /A or /C expected errors

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2512643

    I suggest you post the relevant part of Home Drive and proxy settings of the result after running GPresult /h C:\gpresult.html.

    In additional, you could troubleshoot group policy by event log.

    Here is an article below about troubleshooting group policy by event log for your reference.

    Troubleshooting Group Policy Using Event Logs

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/gpguru/archive/2008/08/29/troubleshooting-group-policy-using-event-logs.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:32 AM
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  • Hi,

    Would you run GPresult /h C:\gpresult.html on the computer which has been failing to get home/share drive and post it to us for further research.

    In additional, you could run DCdiag to troubleshoot the problem of domain.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:27 AM
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  • Hi,

    Are there any updates?

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Monday, March 21, 2016 6:58 AM
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  • Hi, thanks for your reply, sorry for the delay in mine, I don't work weekends. Please see below (I can't post the entire file as it's much too long).

    DOMAIN\adminuser on Domain\LTC-WBQ-04
    Data collected on: 21/03/2016 11:37:44
    Summary
      During last computer policy refresh on 21/03/2016 11:35:03
     
    3 Errors Detected
    A fast link was detected More information...
    The following GPOs have special alerts
     
    GPO Name Alert
    All Computers Setting System Logon Wait for Network before login Enforced
      During last user policy refresh on 15/10/2015 15:26:56
     
    A fast link was detected More information...
    Computer Details
    General
    Computer name Domain\LTC-WBQ-04
    Domain Domain.co.uk
    Site Albion-Campus
    Organizational Unit Domain.co.uk/School Computers/Laptops
    Security Group Membership
    show
    Component Status
    Component Name Status Time Taken Last Process Time Event Log
    Group Policy Infrastructure Success 1 Second(s) 263 Millisecond(s) 21/03/2016 11:35:03 View Log
    Group Policy Files Success 1 Second(s) 547 Millisecond(s) 21/03/2016 11:35:01 View Log
    Group Policy Folders Success 359 Millisecond(s) 21/03/2016 11:34:59 View Log
    Group Policy Registry Success 234 Millisecond(s) 21/03/2016 11:35:03 View Log
    Group Policy Shortcuts Success 313 Millisecond(s) 21/03/2016 11:35:03 View Log
    Registry Failed 218 Millisecond(s) 21/03/2016 11:34:59 View Log
    Registry failed due to the error listed below.

    Unspecified error 

    Additional information may have been logged. Review the Policy Events tab in the console or the application event log for events between 21/03/2016 11:34:59 and 21/03/2016 11:34:59.
    Security Warning 1 Second(s) 359 Millisecond(s) 21/03/2016 11:35:02 View Log
    Security has requested to process its policy settings again. This can be due to non-critical errors occurring during the previous processing of policy.

    Additional information may have been logged. Review the Policy Events tab in the console or the application event log for events between 21/03/2016 11:35:01 and 21/03/2016 11:35:02.


    • Edited by OCXXX Monday, March 21, 2016 2:20 PM Anonymity!
    Monday, March 21, 2016 12:02 PM
  • Also, running DCDIAG, we get this on three of the four DCs:

    Testing server: Site\BRISTOL

          Starting test: Advertising

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test Advertising

          Starting test: FrsEvent

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test FrsEvent

          Starting test: DFSREvent

             The event log DFS Replication on server Bristol.domain.co.uk could

             not be queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test DFSREvent

          Starting test: SysVolCheck

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test SysVolCheck

          Starting test: KccEvent

             The event log Directory Service on server Bristol.domain.co.uk

             could not be queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test KccEvent

          Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders

          Starting test: MachineAccount

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test MachineAccount

          Starting test: NCSecDesc

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test NCSecDesc

          Starting test: NetLogons

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test NetLogons

          Starting test: ObjectsReplicated

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test ObjectsReplicated

          Starting test: Replications

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test Replications

          Starting test: RidManager

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test RidManager

          Starting test: Services

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test Services

          Starting test: SystemLog

             The event log System on server Bristol.domain.co.uk could not be

             queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test SystemLog

          Starting test: VerifyReferences

             ......................... BRISTOL passed test VerifyReferences


    • Edited by OCXXX Monday, March 21, 2016 2:21 PM Anonymity
    Monday, March 21, 2016 2:18 PM
  • Hi,


          Starting test: DFSREvent

             The event log DFS Replication on server Bristol.domain.co.uk could

             not be queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test DFSREvent

          Starting test: KccEvent

             The event log Directory Service on server Bristol.domain.co.uk

             could not be queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test KccEvent

          Starting test: SystemLog

             The event log System on server Bristol.domain.co.uk could not be

             queried, error 0x6ba "The RPC server is unavailable."

             ......................... BRISTOL failed test SystemLog

         

    >>>These behaviors are expected.

    To stop the event log-related errors, enable the built-in incoming firewall rules on DCs so that the event logs can be accessed remotely.

    To stop the RPCSS service error, you can opt out of the test with /SKIP:SERVICES.

    To stop the OutboundSecureChannels errors, use /skip:outboundsecurechannels.

    To stop the VerifyEnterpriseReferences errors, migrate your SYSVOL from FRS to DFSR.

    For more information, you could refer to the article below.

    DCDIAG.EXE /E or /A or /C expected errors

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2512643

    I suggest you post the relevant part of Home Drive and proxy settings of the result after running GPresult /h C:\gpresult.html.

    In additional, you could troubleshoot group policy by event log.

    Here is an article below about troubleshooting group policy by event log for your reference.

    Troubleshooting Group Policy Using Event Logs

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/gpguru/archive/2008/08/29/troubleshooting-group-policy-using-event-logs.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:32 AM
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