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Win7 system will not process computer policy

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  • I have 1 win7 system that will not process the computer gpo. Other systems are fine. If I run gpupdate /force I get the error: The processing of group policy failed. windows could not apply the registry-based policy setting for the group policy object local GPO. 

    We tried removing it from the domain and add it back in..no help. 

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:10 PM

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  • > processing of group policy failed. windows could not apply the
    > registry-based policy setting for the group policy object local GPO.
     
    Do you use local GPOs? I assume "no", so go ahead and delete
    %Windir%\System32\GroupPolicy on this machine.
     
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:09 PM
  • Hi,

    The error “The processing of group policy failed. windows could not apply the registry-based policy setting for the group policy object local GPO.” Was pointing for local policy corruption.

    Please try the below steps to resolve this issue:

    1. Rename (or delete) C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol
    2. Start > run > cmd (as admin)
    3. Gpedit.msc
    4. Below administrative templates change a (not matter which) setting and then revert it. This will trigger the creation of a new registry.pol file
    5. gpupdate /force
    6. Gpo’s should process correctly now

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:37 AM
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  • > processing of group policy failed. windows could not apply the
    > registry-based policy setting for the group policy object local GPO.
     
    Do you use local GPOs? I assume "no", so go ahead and delete
    %Windir%\System32\GroupPolicy on this machine.
     
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:09 PM
  • Hi,

    The error “The processing of group policy failed. windows could not apply the registry-based policy setting for the group policy object local GPO.” Was pointing for local policy corruption.

    Please try the below steps to resolve this issue:

    1. Rename (or delete) C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol
    2. Start > run > cmd (as admin)
    3. Gpedit.msc
    4. Below administrative templates change a (not matter which) setting and then revert it. This will trigger the creation of a new registry.pol file
    5. gpupdate /force
    6. Gpo’s should process correctly now

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:37 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, July 01, 2016 9:13 AM
    Moderator