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The processing of Group Policy failed.

I have a Windows 2003 AD sub domain with 2 Windows 2008 R2 servers and one Windows 2008 SP2 servers.  We have been doing a lot of DHS hardening on the 2003 domain controller and the 2008 servers.  The two 2008 R2 servers are processing GPO's fine.  However the one 2008 SP2 server is unable to process the computer policy but can process the user policy.  I get the following error when trying to force the update: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\tccv3.int\sysvol\tccv3.int\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Also, I am getting Event ID 1058, Source GroupPolicy.  

Now, I can browse to the above mentioned .ini file from the server having the issue.  I am assuming it is a security issue but can't seem to track it down.  I have tied to remove the GPO from the OU but the server can't seem to update itself to remove it.  Thanks for any help.
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Senture
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Mike KlineCommented:
1030 and 1058 can be a pain

These errors can be a lot of things GPO permissions, DNS, network, to name a few


Take a look at these two articles

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887303

http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Diagnosing-and-repairing-Events-1030-and-1058.html
Good EE article by Chief IT

I have had luck with step 8 in that Microsoft article several times   - "Run the dfsutil /purgemupcache command."



Thanks

Mike
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SentureAuthor Commented:
The KB article 887303 lead me to find that the Distributed File Service on the domain controller was disabled. This service is required on 2003 domain controllers as stated in the article.  Once I enabled this service GPO processing completed successfully.  Thanks!
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