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  • Hello,

    I am running a Windows Server 2008 R2 and I am having a mysterious problem. Have been trying to update my Group Policy but I have been unsuccessful in my attempts and receiving the below error message from my Command Prompt. The folders referenced seem to have disappeared from sysvol/policies folder and I have no idea where they have gone. I have a backup server but issue no GPO from there so I know replication is not a problem.

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Administrator>gpupdate /force
    Updating Policy...

    User policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encount
    ered:

    The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\bips
    s.local\SysVol\bipss.local\Policies\{82830C6B-806D-4EF3-A056-D8F837BC16C5}\gpt.i
    ni from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may no
    t be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could
     be caused by one or more of the following:
    a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
    b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller
     has not replicated to the current domain controller).
    c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.
    Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were enc
    ountered:

    The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\bips
    s.local\SysVol\bipss.local\Policies\{82830C6B-806D-4EF3-A056-D8F837BC16C5}\gpt.i
    ni from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may no
    t be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could
     be caused by one or more of the following:
    a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
    b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller
     has not replicated to the current domain controller).
    c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.

    To diagnose the failure, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H GPReport.html f
    rom the command line to access information about Group Policy results.

    C:\Users\Administrator>

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    Event Viewer Error Result

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
    Date:          2013-05-21 11:27:38
    Event ID:      1058
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      BPS-SRV-001.bipss.local
    Description:
    The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\bipss.local\SysVol\bipss.local\Policies\{82830C6B-806D-4EF3-A056-D8F837BC16C5}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
    a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
    b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
    c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy" Guid="{AEA1B4FA-97D1-45F2-A64C-4D69FFFD92C9}" />
        <EventID>1058</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Opcode>1</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-05-21T09:27:38.857581700Z" />
        <EventRecordID>507647</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation ActivityID="{D5DFFFD3-8E05-42DB-9C2E-37167EC87C19}" />
        <Execution ProcessID="204" ThreadID="6988" />
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>BPS-SRV-001.bipss.local</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="SupportInfo1">4</Data>
        <Data Name="SupportInfo2">816</Data>
        <Data Name="ProcessingMode">0</Data>
        <Data Name="ProcessingTimeInMilliseconds">531</Data>
        <Data Name="ErrorCode">3</Data>
        <Data Name="ErrorDescription">The system cannot find the path specified. </Data>
        <Data Name="DCName">BPS-SRV-001.bipss.local</Data>
        <Data Name="GPOCNName">cn={82830C6B-806D-4EF3-A056-D8F837BC16C5},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=bipss,DC=local</Data>
        <Data Name="FilePath">\\bipss.local\SysVol\bipss.local\Policies\{82830C6B-806D-4EF3-A056-D8F837BC16C5}\gpt.ini</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

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    Please Help and let me know if you need anymore info than this...

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:31 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    \\bipss.local\SysVol\bipss.local\Policies\{82830C6B-806D-4EF3-A056-D8F837BC16C5}\gpt.ini

    Please check your DCs for replication issues.
    Try to find the GPO in question.
    You can use this batch for getting the displayname of the GPO:

    http://matthiaswolf.blogspot.de/2012/03/guid-zu-name-name-zu-guid.html

    If you find this GPO in GPMC, copy the GPO and delete the orginal GPO.
    Please keep the default permissions during copying.


    MVP Group Policy - Mythen, Insiderinfos und Troubleshooting zum Thema GPOs: Let's go, use GPO!

    • Marked as answer by BIPSS IT Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:13 PM
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:51 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    \\bipss.local\SysVol\bipss.local\Policies\{82830C6B-806D-4EF3-A056-D8F837BC16C5}\gpt.ini

    Please check your DCs for replication issues.
    Try to find the GPO in question.
    You can use this batch for getting the displayname of the GPO:

    http://matthiaswolf.blogspot.de/2012/03/guid-zu-name-name-zu-guid.html

    If you find this GPO in GPMC, copy the GPO and delete the orginal GPO.
    Please keep the default permissions during copying.


    MVP Group Policy - Mythen, Insiderinfos und Troubleshooting zum Thema GPOs: Let's go, use GPO!

    • Marked as answer by BIPSS IT Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:13 PM
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:51 AM
  • I actually found it thanks to your Batch, Thank you so much for your help Mattias...
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:13 PM