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Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy Objects error on local XP client. Can't access share on server.

I just setup a new Dell PC with XP Pro for an existing user.  When he logs on to the Windows 2003 server domain and tries to access one specific shared folder, he gets an error message that he can not access the folder.  The event log on his PC shows error "Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy Objects."  He can see all his other shares on the server, just not this one in particular.  I still have his old PC.  When he logs using to his old PC with the same user account he can see all shares without any problems.  The only unusual thing about the new PC is that it came with McAfee security pre-installed.  I uninstalled it and installed our standard AV from Trend Micro. I looked in MSCONFIG and Services and didn't see any McAfee components still running.
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omegamuellerCommented:
First off
I would reload the box. We are a dell user with over 200 computer in our main office. Dell always ships a funky image.

How many DC do you have?
If more then one run dcdiag and netdiag.

Are the old computer and new computer named the same?
If so reload.

Any errors on the server?


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jlstdyAuthor Commented:
There is just one DC.  Old PC and new PC have different names.  No errors on server event viewer.

We have have a total of about 40 PCs and have been replacing with Dells for the past 6 months.  This is a new problem. Before reloading I was hoping someone might have a solution, but it may be quicker to just reload.  Thanks!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi jlstdy,

triple check your DNS config for me   make sure it is pointing to the right server

Cheers!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
jlstdy,

also xp firewall service is shi***
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omegamuellerCommented:
Try this

As per Microsoft: "This behavior may occur if the following conditions are true: your Windows XP-based computer is a member of a domain, and the Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) client is turned off (disabled). To resolve this issue, turn on (enable) the DFS client". See M314494 to find out how to do this. Also check M810907 for a hotfix.  
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jlstdyAuthor Commented:
I followed up on all the suggestions, but could not find anything wrong.   A few days passed before I could get back to working on this particular PC.  I just logged on and now it is working....seeing the shares, etc.  It is still a mystery as to why it didn't work propertly the first time, but at least it is OK now.  Thanks!
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