Userenv events 1030 and 1058 every 5 minutes

Hi, here's a short summary:

One Win2003 native mode domain across 3 sites.
Site A has 2 DCs; site B and C each have one.  All can talk to each other, and AD replication seems fine.

On only one DC in Site A, I'm getting Userenv Events 1030 & 1058 every five minutes.  This error also shows up sporadically on my XP Pro workstation.  From the eventlog error description:

Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO cn={E7972096-0051-41DD-A59A-160031309720},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=[DOMAIN_OMITTED],DC=com. The file must be present at the location <\\[DOMAIN_OMITTED]\SysVol\[DOMAIN_OMITTED]\Policies\{E7972096-0051-41DD-A59A-160031309720}\gpt.ini>. (The system cannot find the path specified. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

Tried dfsutil /purgemupcache, to no avail.

Strange thing is, when I run gpotool on each domain controller, I see the following for all GPOs:

    Policy {0451F6B2-AFB3-4B26-A779-93E71FB8D120}
    Error: Cannot access \\PCDC1.[DOMAIN_OMITTED]\sysvol\[DOMAIN_OMITTED]\policies\{0451F6B2-AFB3-4B26-A779-93E71FB8D120}, error 2
    Friendly name: Windows Update
    Friendly name: Windows Update
    Created: 9/14/2005 3:54:43 PM
    Changed: 7/19/2007 10:39:34 PM
    DS version:     0(user) 39(machine)
    Sysvol version: not found
    Flags: 0 (user side enabled; machine side enabled)
    User extensions: not found
    Machine extensions: [{35378EAC-683F-11D2-A89A-00C04FBBCFA2}{0F6B957D-509E-11D1-A7CC-0000F87571E3}]
    Functionality version: 2
(repeat for each DC)

I also see the following line in my userenv.log:
USERENV(2a0.16a8) 15:11:38:140 ProcessGPOs: Processing failed with error 3.

I am about to go insane troubleshooting this, as the causes and resolutions Google's found for me list everything under the sun, and nobody's instance of this problem seem to resemble mine.

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Brian PierceConnect With a Mentor PhotographerCommented:
The fact that sysvol version cannot be found suggests it down to a problem with sysvol replication. Check the sysvol folders on both machines and look to obvious differences to confirm
Maybe there you will find something usefoul...

Good luck

Group policies are not applied the way you expect; "Event ID 1058" and "Event ID
1030" errors in the application log;en-us;314494

Group Policy processing does not work and events 1030 and 1058 are logged in
the application log of a domain controller

Group Policy processing fails with Events 1058 and 1030 in Windows Server

You receive event ID 1097 and event ID 1030 error events when you restart a
Windows Server 2003-based domain controller

Group Policy Error Message When Appropriate Sysvol Contents Are Missing>
g33x0rAuthor Commented:

Indeed, the DC that was throwing the error did not have the policy objects that were present in each other DC's SYSVOL folders.  I copied them over manually, and checked their permissions.

The only "problem" now is that when I run Group Policy Management tool, it complains (for each GPO) that:

"The permissions for this GPO in the SYSVOL folder are inconsistent with those in Active Directory.  It is recommended that these permissions be consistent.  To change the SYSVOL permissions to those in Active Directory, click OK."

So I click OK, and see that Group Policy is processing normally again.

Thanks for the help!
Exactly the same issue. Solution was- TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was not running. This service has to be set to automatic and running. Kind Regards. Eugene Roukchan. Maclean Computing.
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