Windows Server 2003 - Event IDs: 1058 & 1030 - Group Policy problem

Every 5 minutes I get these two errors in the Event Viewer (Application):

Event ID: 1058
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=xyz,DC=local. The file must be present at the location <\\xyz.local\sysvol\xyz.local\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini>. (Access is denied. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

Event ID: 1030
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that describes the reason for this.

I'm running 2 Windows 2003 servers, one PDC and the other a BDC. Also have a Win2000 Server and a Win2000 Pro on the network though these errors happen when only the 2 Win2003 Servers are running so it seems to be domain controller communication issue.

Both running DNS, PDC runs DHCP, BDC has a VPN.

Any ideas what's causing this? I'm new to server admin and I have a feeling it may be DNS related but I'm just not sure. I've looked at related articles and posts but most refer to regedit solutions which are not possible in Windows 2003 because it doesn't have the same keys as Win2K or WinXP.

Thanks for the help.
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Thanks for the quick response. That was my first question asked here at ExpertsExchange and I can't believe I got the answer in 3 minutes! Amazing. The article you attached was geared to Win2000/XP and the settings had slightly different names in Win2003. Also the secedit command didn't work for Win2003 but a reboot did. Thanks again.
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I have what seems to be the same condition. These are the facts.

1. I have two 2003 servers a DC and an Exchange 2003 server.
2. The exchange server generates Event ID: 1058 and Event ID: 1030 on a regular bases.
3. I have 3 Windows 2000 servers SP 4 that generate Event ID: 1000 on a regular bases.
4. All effected machines started generating their respective error messages with 20 minutes of each other.

I reviewed the Accepted Answer but am confused how a Windows XP or Windows 2000 issue could be causeing these server errors.

Any ideas
I also have the same issue and the link above does not work anymore.

Anyone have any answers on this one? or a step by step?
I have an SBS2000 (win2kSP4) with Exch2000SP3 with no inbound mail and the above Event ID 1000 errors in the log.
If there was a fix for the above can someone please post here. I've been working on this for 3 days now and things are getting desperate.

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