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New create desktop shortcut GPO is causing 1030 and 1058 errors on a Windows 2003 terminal server

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  • Primary DC: Win2012.  BDC: Win2008. Clients: Win7, Win8.1.  Maintaining an old Win2003 terminal server to run legacy software.

    Everything works fine for a look time until I added a new GPO to create a desktop shortcut on the client machines, Windows 2003 runs into Error 1030 (Cannot query list of GPO) and Error 1058 (Cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO, The system cannot find the path specified) GP processing aborted).

    Tried changing the GPO to target Win7 and 8.1 only.  Tried creating shortcut using Computer Config settings only as well as User Config settings only.  Deleting the GPO and creating it from scratch.  Nothing works, as soon as GPO is in place, it disables the Win2003 from processing any other GPO. 

    No issue with the client machines or other Windows servers. 

    Thanks in advance for any help.


    Roget Luo

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 3:12 AM

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