All group policy objects under domain deleted

Not sure how happened but  all policys under the domain and in the group policy object folder are gone. problem has apparently been this way more than 1 week........all backups have them missing as well. Is there a way to restore them to sbs's original install? Also receiving an error from update services see the code snippit. I am not sure what has been done so far, I inherited this problem.
Catastrophic failure 
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. 
Exception Details: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Catastrophic failure
Source Error: 
Line 194:		</div>
Line 195:		<%Response.Flush();
Line 196:		  RenderPage();%>
Line 197:		<div id="divForm" style="display: none">
Line 198:		<form id="formMain" method="post" runat="server">
Source File: c:\inetpub\UpdateServices\Home.aspx    Line: 196 
Stack Trace: 
[COMException (0x8000ffff): Catastrophic failure]
   Microsoft.SBS.UpdateServices.ConfigurationHelper.AUPolicySetupClass.GetPolicyConfiguration(SBSPolicyType type, AUInstallationOption& pInstallationOption, Int32& piInstallationDay, Int32& piInstallationHour) +0
   Microsoft.SBS.UpdateServices.DataProvider.GetUpdateSchedule(String GroupName) +187
   Microsoft.SBS.UpdateServices.StatusPage.Utility.GetUpdateSettings(Boolean waitingForSyncStart) +356
   Microsoft.SBS.UpdateServices.StatusPage.formHome.RenderPage() +100
   ASP.Home_aspx.__Render__control1(HtmlTextWriter __output, Control parameterContainer) in c:\inetpub\UpdateServices\Home.aspx:196
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +27
   System.Web.UI.Control.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +7
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +243
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +1926

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The two default group policies can be recreated using dcgpofix (

To re-create the SBS policies you may need to back up the policies from another instance of SBS and 'restore' them to your own server.  A good article can be found here:

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miketurnquistAuthor Commented:
using the dcgpfix I was able to restore all but the sbsudate policies and since I did not have a second server to copy the polices over from, I followed the article and reinstalled the sbs monitoring and that took care of all of my problems. Thanks for all the help.
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