Group policies don't work unable to change passwords.
Posted on 2006-04-05
I have this huge problem.
We have a windows 2003 standard server in our datacentre. It is a PDC and is also running exchange. There are no other machines in this domain. I did a clean install on this server before it went to the datacentre. Only thing was that I changed the policy for password complecity. This worked fine, and I put all the users into ad with a nice simpel password for the time being.
Now that the server is in the datacentre and I'm moving clients to use this machines webmail I will also have to change the passwords to the ones provided to me by the users.
That was the momment I got the following error.
Windows cannot complete the password change for (username) because, Windows cannot find the networkpath. Verify thatthe networkpath is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned of.
Also in the event log I have these two id's popping up.
Windows cannot acces the file gpt.ini
(note: this weird cause the file exists in this location and the rights assigned are all in order)
Windows cannot querry for list of group policy objects
I found a hotfix for it as descriped in KB article 842804
This could not be installed cause Sp1 is newer.
Also I found an article in this forum wich suggested I use the Dfsutil /purgemupcache.
No results whatsoever. I checked if the netlogon and sysvol share are present and have the correct rights assigned. This is the case
I also checked if there is is a Dword value (WaitForNetwork ) in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
There was not so I created it. No results whatsoever. I also reinstalled Sp1. Also no Results.
Any help is appreciated.
I have 80 people with no email at this momment.