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Unknown Policies in AD

Posted on 2003-12-07
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Hi Pros,

I have over 100 unkown policies in our active directory database, e.g when i use the mmc active directory for users and computer under >view >advanced features > policies....on the detail pane i get about 100 unknown policies, under description, not the Unique IDs... any ideas??' and the Sysvol too has about 150 policies, that i get access deined errors or messages, any ideas ?


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by:shivsa
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did u check your event log messages. if u are getting any.
did move the domain controller account from the Domain Controllers organizational unit to another organizational unit, and you do not link the Default Domain Controllers policy to the new organizational unit.
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by:agbor1960
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yes in one of the DC we get the error message every 5mins...

The Group Policy client-side extension Security was passed flags (17) and returned a failure status code of (1208).

But i don't think that's the problem do you??
otherwise the rest of the question is no...

thanks...

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i know this error message solution, colud it be that the unknown GPC is from these error???
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by:shivsa
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Yup, thats why i suggested, do as suggested in article and see if it goes away.
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Also try to use these tool, good for group policies.

Gpotool.exe: Group Policy Verification Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/tools/existing/gpotool-o.asp

Using Secedit.exe to Force Group Policy (GPO) to Be Applied Again:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;227448
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Ok i will check on the policy integrity first.. thanks...
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