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Windows SMB server giving errors in GPOs

Posted on 2007-11-28
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While going in to look at some group policies, i noticed that most of the 'settings' on the display page say this:

The following errors were encountered:
The .adm file "C:\WINDOWS\inf\wuau.adm" is not in a valid format and must be replaced. Details: A string is expected at line 0.

How did this happen? and more importantly, can it be fixed w/o going back through and re-setting up all the GPOs?
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by:Netman66
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Sure it can.

Connect to the server using GPMC from a fully patched XP Sp2 workstation.
Edit each policy, but don't make any changes.
The ADMs should update the server's copy.

If it still gives the error copy that adm from the XP workstation to the INF folder on the server.
Rename the old one first.
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by:mcse2007
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t does sound that you have a dodgy version of wuau.adm

try this link: http://www.freelists.org/archives/gptalk/02-2007/msg00167.html
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by:jaysonfranklin
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Netman66, where can i find the ADMs on the XP workstation?
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C:\Windows\Inf

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thx
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thanks for the point jaysonfranklin
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