Can't Create GPO, "Module Not Found"

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Just as the title says,

When I go to create a new GPO, it allows me to name it but then can't create it because "The specified module could not be found".  When I try to run gpedit.msc it says the snapin failed to load.  When I try to re-register gpedit.dll it says "LoadLibrary("gpedit.dll")failed - The specified module could not be found."  I go to windows\system32 and I can see gpedit.dll sitting there, with the same time stamp as a different server.

I ran an sfc /scannow on the server, and nothing is reported as a problem.
Any ideas?

BTW, this is on an SBS 2003 machine.
Question by:tonyestrada
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    I suggest that you get a moderator to add the SBS zone to this question.  I am not comfortable troubleshooting this as SBS and standard server are two very different animals.

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    Accepted Solution

    As described in following links, it's possibly that the PATH environment variable has become corrupt and prevents system from resolving necessary paths correctly.

    Author Closing Comment

    I didn't follow the link, I just added c:\windows\system32 to the path and it registered gpedit.dll and was able to now create gpo's.

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