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GPMC freezes when Scope tab is active

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  • Hello Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has experienced that the GPMC console freezes when you select the Scope tab for a GPO. Details, Settings, Delegation Status all work fine (although sometimes a bit slow), but as soon as I select the Scope tab, it freezes.

    If I attempt to click anywhere in the console, it goes to not responding. If I have the patience to wait, it will eventually (30 - 60 seconds) come to life again.

    From what I have see, it does not matter from which computer I connect, which GPO I select or whether or not the GPO has filtering/security scope or links set.

    It is starting to become rather fristrating and I would be most thankful if anyone had any input.

    Thanks!


    David Gustafsson

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:49 PM

Answers

  • > I was wondering if anyone has experienced that the GPMC console freezes
    > when you select the Scope tab for a GPO. Details, Settings, Delegation
    > Status all work fine (although sometimes a bit slow), but as soon as I
    > select the Scope tab, it freezes.
     
    Most probably, you have invalid (unresponsive) Domain Controllers in
    your forest. To verify, grab a procmon trace and verify network traffic
    from mmc.exe. If this doesn't help too much, grab a Netmon/Wireshark
    trace and try to identify outgoing traffic that has no response.
     
    In addition, you can enable GPMC debug logging, although this (at least
    in my experience) does not help too much :-)
     
     

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    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:54 PM