GPO Report Failed To Generate after Vista SP1 Reload RRS feed

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  •  Hello,

    I thought I would share my tale in case it might help someone in the future.  This is a Windows 2003 domain.  Everything was fine till...

    I reloaded Vista on a new hard drive.  Applied SP1, downloaded and installed the RSAT tools for Vista SP1.  I went to my GPO for my XP Workstations and now all of sudden the report (aka settings) failed to generate.  I get the following error in the settings tab.  

    An error occurred while generating report:
    Unable to cast object of type 'System.String' to type 'Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Reporting.Extensions.Registry.RegistryValue'.

    During troubleshotting, I found the problem.  I found that if I changed \Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall\Domain Profile\Windows Firewall: Allow Logging from Disabled to Not Configured the problem went away.  I am pretty confident I had viewed the report just fine under my inistial vista install, but upon reload all of a sudden got this problem.

    I plan on moving away from Windows Firewall soon anyways, so I'm not too worried.  Hopefully this will save someone else time as I had no luch searching the Internet for that error message.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:05 PM

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    This just resolved my issue.
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 3:51 PM
  • Thank you, this helped me too
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 12:18 PM
  • Thanks this problem been driven me made, fix works perfectly
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 4:01 PM
  • Nice one, you made my day.
    I'm surprised MS has not release a KB regarding this
    Friday, January 8, 2010 10:09 AM
  • Thank you so much! Problem solved! :)
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 9:58 AM
  • Awesome! Thanks bro, this saved me hours.
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:25 PM
  • The problem persists in Windows 7 Pro.  Registered just to say thanks.
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:42 PM
  • Thanks!  This has been bothering me for quite some time. 

    Greatly appreciated.  

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:12 PM
  • Issue still persists and this resolved it.  Thanks!
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:45 PM
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    Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:35 PM