Group Policies processing not happening.
Posted on 2006-11-29
I'm getting an error logged in the EVent Viewer, tagged "userenv" and the body is as follows
" Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted. "
Now, the computer *is* the domain controller (it's actually a stand-alone SBS2003 server) and nothing else is having any trouble at all understanding that it is the DC, or havnig trouble *finding* a DC. e.g. I can log in, I can add and chagne user account data, I can add computers to the domain etc.
So why does the GP processing thingy decide that it can't see the DC? If I drill down into the policy config with the policy editor, it lists the server as a Domain controller and has no trouble retreiving current GP settings to show me, or letting me edit them.
I thought this was happening at times when the disk was too busy to respond in timely fashion - we've uprated the hardware and moved busy files off the system disk so this no longer occurs, but we still get the error.