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Group Policies missing settings

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  • I am having an issue with one of our domain controllers that is on a separate domain. When I go into group policy, there are several policies in there that are missing the settings. They just show empty.

    Then there are some that show this error. Its usually under a User Config/pref/win settings/reg/

    An error has occurred while collecting data for Windows
    Registry.
    The following errors were encountered:
    An unknown error occurred while data was gathered for this extension.
    Details: Could not find a part of the path
    '\\TempDC1.DOMAIN.local\sysvol\DOMAIN.local\Policies\{7A7749F2-7BD8-46E5-8DFB-D2A8FA318552}\User\Preferences\Registry\Registry.xml'

    Has anyone ever seen this happen?

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:58 PM

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  • > Details: Could not find a part of the path
    > '\\TempDC1.DOMAIN.local\sysvol\DOMAIN.local\Policies\{7A7749F2-7BD8-46E5-8DFB-D2A8FA318552}\User\Preferences\Registry\Registry.xml'
     
    Is this path valid and can you access the xml file? "TempDC1" sounds
    strange to me...
     
    > Has anyone ever seen this happen?
     
    No, never - unfortunately. But I'm willing to improve my skills :)
     

    Martin

    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 :))
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:13 PM
  • > Details: Could not find a part of the path
    > '\\TempDC1.DOMAIN.local\sysvol\DOMAIN.local\Policies\{7A7749F2-7BD8-46E5-8DFB-D2A8FA318552}\User\Preferences\Registry\Registry.xml'
     
    Is this path valid and can you access the xml file? "TempDC1" sounds
    strange to me...
     
    > Has anyone ever seen this happen?
     
    No, never - unfortunately. But I'm willing to improve my skills :)
     

    Martin

    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 :))

    Hi Martin, it is if you add Hold in the path...

    '\\TempDC1.DOMAIN.local\sysvol\DOMAIN.local\Policies\Hold\{7A7749F2-7BD8-46E5-8DFB-D2A8FA318552}\User\Preferences\Registry\Registry.xml'

    TempDC1 is the name of the server. It is a temporary domain controller.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:17 PM
  • > '\\TempDC1.DOMAIN.local\sysvol\DOMAIN.local\Policies\Hold\{7A7749F2-7BD8-46E5-8DFB-D2A8FA318552}\User\Preferences\Registry\Registry.xml'
     
    Looks like some kind of script tampered with all your policy
    directories. The GUID part (which represents the GPO) MUST reside in
    "Policies" directly. Do you replicate via DFSR? I'm not the expert in
    DFS Replication, but maybe - who knows...
     

    Martin

    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 :))
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:19 PM
  • Hi Adam-Lowe,

    Would you please let us know current situation of this issue? Any update?

    Would you please let me know how many DCs for this Domain are in the environment? Should be more than 1? As Martin mentioned, please check if there has replication issues.

    Troubleshooting DFS Replication

    In addition, please also open Event Viewer and check if find more relevant events (or errors).

    If any update, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,

    Justin Gu


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    Friday, February 27, 2015 5:55 AM
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