Unable to edit Default Domain Policy


  • Hi, I need to modify a default domain policy in my network but I got this error (Windows Server 2012 R2)

    I am using a domain admin account and have delegated permission to edit this object. I'm able to edit other policy just fine.

    Please advise

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 9:54 AM


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  • Hi,

    Before we carry out this step can you confirm and verify if you have backup of all the GPO's and AD Backup.

    I believe this is a case of corruption if you have provided all the access and delagation correctly.

    Can you check and find a registry.pol file with 0KB from the Sysvol folder located in the following path:

    %systemroot%\Windows\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\ {31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\User

    If we can find this file, we need to delete it and check if the issue persists.

    Regards, Jim MSCS - MCP Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:07 AM
  • Hi Jsalian Arkah,

    I find the registry.pol file but it has size 2kb instead of 0kb like you said. Is it still safe to delete it?

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:16 AM
  • > Can you check and finda registry.pol file with 0KB from the Sysvol
    > %systemroot%\Windows\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\
    > {31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\User
     Replace that with the path from your error message -check the
    gpttmpl.inf file instead :-)
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:53 AM
  • Open GPMC as an Enterprise admin and browse to the GPO.

    If a popup appear to set permissions click OK.

    Kind regards,


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    Saturday, April 9, 2016 6:19 AM
  • Hi Arranda,

    What is the situation?

    Have you solved the problem?

    Best Regards,


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    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:30 AM