Some of our servers have had a group policy applied that disabled a large number of vital services.
The changes to the policy have been undone but it seems as though the damage is done. The servers that have had the services disabled are not picking up the new policy.
On the servers if I load services.msc I cannot see anything in the extended view. I can see all the services in the standard view however upon trying to access the properties of a disabled service I get the following message "Configuration Manager: The Plug and Play service or another required service is not available"
I am unable to start any service set to manual or automatic because of the dependencies.
I cant check out event viewer because its snap-ins are not working properly either. I can see the events but I can open them.
About the only thing I have is ip connectivity to the local DC and have tried a gpupdate /force but I think the services required to update the policy are not there.
This is a real mess.