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Group policy error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer.

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  • Hi all,

    I received this message when i tried to look at the local group policy setting on one of my machines (Windows XP SP3), which is joined in my domain.

    "Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights.

    Details:

    Unspecified error."

    note that I am local admin.

    It's all started when I was troublshooting WSUS connectivity and i looked at the WinsdowsUpdate.log, the WSUS server was <Null> & WSUS status server <Null>, I tried to force the domain GP by using GPupdate /force, it went fine and asked to log off, but nothing changed in the WindowsUpdate.log still <Null>. Then i tried to look at the local policy setting.

    I searched the internet nothing related to my case.

    Thanks in advance for advising.

    Mohammed Adel

    Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:33 AM

Answers

  • I guess reinstall windows is the solution, I also found one log "event id 1096", related to "registry.pol" it was corrupted.

    Regards,

    Mohammed Adel

    Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:19 AM

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