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Local Group Policy Editor Error. RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I run the Local Group Policy Editor an error box appears telling me that Resource '$(string.VerMgmtAuditModeEnable)' referenced in attribute displayName could not be found. File C:\windows\PolicyDefinitions\inetres.admx, line 1495, column 249. This occurred after a clean install of Windows 8 then download and update to Windows 8.1. I have done two installs and updates to Windows 8.1 and still the problem persists. Any help in solving this, as it is annoying me. Thanks.
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi harrycat310,

    Please take the following steps to fix this issue:
    1. Visit the following link and download the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/download/details.aspx?id=43413
    2. Install the msi and replace the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions with the folder PolicyDefinitions created by Windows8.1-Update-ADMX.msi.
    3. Please backup the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions before the replacement.

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, November 7, 2014 2:32 AM
    Moderator

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  • I would try running these two commands in an elevated command prompt

    sfc /scannow
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:19 AM
  • I have tried your suggestion and had no luck. I still have the same problem but thanks for your reply.
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:18 AM
  • Hi harrycat310,

    Have you made any changes before we meet this issue?
    Does this issue exist before we upgrade to Windows 8.1?

    Please open the event viewer and check if there are any related error log. For more information about the event log, please refer to the following article.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/open-event-viewer#1TC=windows-7

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, October 20, 2014 10:53 AM
    Moderator
  • The only change I made was before the upgrade to 8.1 and that was to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8. I have done this before when I have reinstall Windows and there has never been a problem. I have reinstalled Windows 8 before several times with no problem and always do it in the same manner. After installing Windows 8 I then install all other software then I upgrade to 8.1. I have done quite a few times without any problem until 5 days ago. I have gone through the routine of reinstalling Windows 8 then Downloading and installing 8.1 before installing any software but this makes no difference.

    I wouldn't know what I was look for in the Event viewer. I opened it and didn't know where to start, as I have never had to use it in the past.

    If it is any help the Group Policy Editor opens then a error box titled administration Templates with the message.

    Monday, October 20, 2014 1:56 PM
  • Hi harrycat310,

    Please take the following steps to fix this issue:
    1. Visit the following link and download the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/download/details.aspx?id=43413
    2. Install the msi and replace the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions with the folder PolicyDefinitions created by Windows8.1-Update-ADMX.msi.
    3. Please backup the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions before the replacement.

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, November 7, 2014 2:32 AM
    Moderator
  • I ran into this same issue with a fresh install of Windows 2012 Server R2 Standard.

    I installed http://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/download/details.aspx?id=43413 and this still did not correct the issue.

    Friday, November 14, 2014 1:38 PM
  • Thanks, this worked for me
    Friday, November 14, 2014 1:57 PM
  • Hi Fangzhou, I run into the same issue on several Windows 2012 R2 machines. I already replace the C:\windows\PolicyDefinitions\inetres.admx with the one from the download you mentioned. However this did not help. The error message pops up in the GPMC-report and in the editor.

    Do I have to replace the whole bunch of policies?

    Best regard
    Clemens

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 1:14 AM
  • Hi harrycat310, 

    same issue  with a fresh install of windows 2012  R2 Std 

    I logon as domain administrator(it is my new DC)

    - rename the folder "c:\windows\PolicyDefinitions" to "c:\windows\PolicyDefinitions_20141117" 

    - copy folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\Windows8.1-Update\PolicyDefinitions" to "c:\windows" 

    - reboot 

    works now 

    Note: the first time, I try to replace all files in "c:\windows\PolicyDefinitions" but it doesn't work, it said not enough permission to overwrite files

    Thanks


    Monday, November 17, 2014 1:11 PM
  • This worked as I encountered exact same error message on Server 2012 R2 DCs after semi-recent updates.

    I had to completely remove/rename PolicyDefinitions and copy the new PolicyDefinitions into c:\windows. I don't know if a reboot was needed but I did it anyway.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:06 PM
  • Renaming the original folder and replacing it with the one from the update resolved the issue. Thx for the help!
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:14 PM
  • I got this error again on fresh installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and patched up to November-CU (build 7.9.9600.17415) machines. Please fix your update packages.

    It affects the local gpedit.msc as well as the gpmc on DCs or when the Grouppolicy Management console is installed with RSAT.

    It's kinda annoying since copying the admx files requieres a of owner and permissions on the policy-folder...

    • Edited by clvonbl Thursday, December 4, 2014 4:36 PM
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 4:30 PM
  • Thanks. It works well to me.

    It didn't need to reboot.

    "I had installed the 2012 R2 and That error occured after install the update. I was so embraased but It get solved now.

    Monday, December 8, 2014 2:03 AM
  • Hi harrycat310, 

    same issue  with a fresh install of windows 2012  R2 Std 

    I logon as domain administrator(it is my new DC)

    - rename the folder "c:\windows\PolicyDefinitions" to "c:\windows\PolicyDefinitions_20141117" 

    - copy folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\Windows8.1-Update\PolicyDefinitions" to "c:\windows" 

    - reboot 

    works now 

    Note: the first time, I try to replace all files in "c:\windows\PolicyDefinitions" but it doesn't work, it said not enough permission to overwrite files

    Thanks


    thanks it's work for me
    Monday, December 8, 2014 5:23 AM
  • Hi There

    I had the same problem with windows server 2012 R2.

    fortunately your instruction was excellent and works 

    I appreciate that - thanks' a lot - Ramtin  


    Monday, December 8, 2014 7:21 PM
  • Thanks Fangzhou,

    This worked for me.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:13 PM
  • Worked for me...

    Thanks

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:32 AM
  • this saved my life thank you
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:11 AM
  • Hi FangZhou Chen,

    I have one issue relate with remote access to server slow, it takes around 15 to 30 min when am login per time.

    Could give me some idea to fix this issue.

    Thank you

    Saturday, January 5, 2019 4:42 PM