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The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not locate the directory object OU=Employees,OU=UserAccounts,DC=cactus,DC=ca. Group Policy settings will not be enforced until this event...

Posted on 2009-07-16
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Hi Guys,

I am getting this error for some users in the Event Viewer (System)

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not locate the directory object OU=Employees,OU=UserAccounts,DC=cactus,DC=ca. Group Policy settings will not be enforced until this event is resolved. View the event details for more information on this error.

+ System

  - Provider

   [ Name]  Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
   [ Guid]  {aea1b4fa-97d1-45f2-a64c-4d69fffd92c9}
 
   EventID 1101
 
   Version 0
 
   Level 2
 
   Task 0
 
   Opcode 1
 
   Keywords 0x8000000000000000
 
  - TimeCreated

   [ SystemTime]  2009-07-16T14:00:34.144Z
 
   EventRecordID 34996
 
  - Correlation

   [ ActivityID]  {5372DA85-F83B-471D-9A3F-2B5424225805}
 
  - Execution

   [ ProcessID]  1172
   [ ThreadID]  3020
 
   Channel System
 
   Computer xxxx.cactus.ca
 
 
- EventData

  SupportInfo1 4
  SupportInfo2 3095
  ProcessingMode 0
  ProcessingTimeInMilliseconds 2125
  ErrorCode 13
  ErrorDescription The data is invalid.  
  DCName \\xxxx.cactus.ca
  DSObjectName OU=Employees,OU=UserAccounts,DC=cactus,DC=ca


Any help is much appreciated !

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Finally I was able to solve this issue by deleting some old GPOs,
I also made sure that all permissions were correctly set.
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