I have a problem accessing my Acitve Directory Default Policy on my Windows 2003 SP2 Servers.
I have 3 Active Directory Domain Controllers. Two of the servers have the FMSO roles and they are WINDOWS 2003 SP2 Servers. A third controller is a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Server.
The DOMAIN is operating at a Windows 2003 Functional Level. When I open the Group Policy Mangement console on one of the WIndows 2003 domain servers I can look at the Group Policy settings for any number of OTHER policies "BUT" the DEFAULT domain policy. WHen I open the default policy it opens. Then I click on the settings tab and it DIsplays "GENERATING REPORT" for a few seconds then it returns with a ERROR message that reads (An Error occurred while generating report.. An Unknown error occurred while the HTML report was being created.)
Here is the interesting part. I downloaded the Windows 7 Administrators tools and installed them on my administration laptop and I can Open the group policy management tools and open / view / edit the default policy there with no problem. If I open the Group policy management tool on the Windows 2008 R2 Server I can open the default domain policy and also open / view / edit the settings there without any problem. So I guess my question here is Why can't I view the default domain policy on the 2003 Domain servers that hold the FMSO roles especially when the Domain AD is running at the 2003 Functional level?
Strange that the 2008R2 server and the WIndows 7 tools work fine?
This is not a deal breaker since I can get to the default domain policy on the Windows 7 machine but it concerns me. Any ideas what is going on and how to possible correct it?
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