Deleted Policy from sysvol location by mistake - Group Policy Infrasturure Failure - 2008 R2


  • Hello, I accidentally deleted a GPO Policy from the Policies Folder in the sysvol location. I was sure that it was not being used but was somehow causing an errors when i ran an rsop on my test machine.

    Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    Note:  Due to the GP Core failure, none of the other Group Policy components processed their policy.  Consequently, status information for the other components is not available

    Getting it from Backup would take too long.

    There are no auditing on the DC and cant work out how to recover it now. Is there anyway to get this back? I have checked the other DCs but couldnt find the exact policy ID before replication.


    GP 2008 R2

    • Edited by The Futurist Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:01 PM addition
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:06 PM


All replies

  • If your GPO infrastructure has been completely blitzed, you may want to look at this (Dcgpofix)

    Otherwise, you may get some joy with Gpfixup


    Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:01 PM
  • Hi, it looks like all User Policies are mucked up, which was about 10 or so. Hard to pin point which was causing the issue.

    I'll check these out...


    Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:10 PM
  • > *Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.*
    > *The system cannot find the path specified.*
    gpotool.exe is a handy tool for this :) Download at MS.


    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:28 PM
  • Thanks Martin
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:12 AM