Group Policy Management Console problem
Posted on 2004-03-30
I have a pristine installation of Win2k3. It's the only DC in the domain, the only domain in the forest. My domain level is Windows 2003 and my forest level is Windows 2000.
When I run the gpmc I don't see all the OUs -- I only see the OUs that have GPOs linked to them. And since the domain and the Domain Controllers OU are the only objects with GPOs linked to them by default, those are all that I see. Should I be able to see the Computers OU and the Users OU? I want to create a CPO and link it to the Computers OU. I can add a new OU and link a GPO to it just fine, but that's not my first choice for a solution. Because I've installed the GPMC, I no longer have access to the GP Editor through the Active Directory Users & Computers GUI.
The user I'm logged in as is in the Enterprise Admins group. I'm getting no errors in the Event logs or otherwise.
The version of GPMC currently installed is 1.0. I downloaded and tried to install GPMC 1.0.1 (SP1) but I get a Windows Installer error and the following is logged in the Application Event log:
Event ID: 11719
Product: Microsoft Group Policy Management Console with SP1 -- Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.
I searched the Microsoft web site for a version of Windows Installer so that I could update or reinstall what's on my server, but could only find a version for NT/2000 and another for 9x/ME. When I attempted to install the NT/2000 version, I got an error message telling me it couldn't install on the OS I was using, which makes sense.
Anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be?