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Group policy errors appearing in application event log

mchad65
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I am getting the below errors in the Application Evenr Viewer on the PDC 2003 server in our network.  When I look at the group policies (there are two, one for the entire domain and one for a group container) they exist and appear to be configured correctly.

The first:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1058
Date:            1/29/2008
Time:            10:48:31 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      DC
Description:
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=DOMAIN,DC=com. The file must be present at the location <\\DOMAIN.com\sysvol\DOMAIN.com\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini>. (Access is denied. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

The Second:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1030
Date:            1/29/2008
Time:            10:43:31 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      DC
Description:
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that describes the reason for this.

It looks like the policies are being applied, so I don't know why I am seeing the errors.
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This can be caused by a lot of different things unfortunately. Try the following fixes and see if they help:
http://eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=1058&eventno=1752&source=Userenv&phase=1
Looks like it is having trouble appying the default domain policy.

Make sure DNS is configured properly.  Make sure it is only pointing to a domain controller(s) for DNS and not a third party DNS server.

Additionally you can install the support tools from the 2k3 media and run the following command:

dfsutil /purgemupcache
gpupdate /force

Then check the app log again to see if the error happened again at the time you ran gpupdate.

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Commented:
DNS is pointing to itself (it is a DNS server as well)...

I'll take a look at the utils in a little while.

Thanks
dfsutil /purgemupcache is one of the fixes listed in the link I sent you. You really need to take a look at that link and see if any of it applies to you specifically.
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