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Hello,
I have read through a ton of posts on this and nothing applies or has worked for me...yesterday I added a XP computer to our SBS 2011.  The PC at first seemed to be slow to connect but now boots up very quickly, the problem is that the group policy is not applying.  I have checked DNS on the server and the PC and everything matches up, I have tried to do a gpupdate /force, I have disconnected and reconnected the computer, the user logs onto the domain or so it appears as the computer shows under my computers in the SBS console as well as I can ping either using the name or IP of the server, etc.

In the event viewer on the computer I see this:
Windows cannot bind to XXXxx.local.domain (Local Error) Group Policy processing aborted.  

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
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by:ewkelly
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Try changing the domain on the workstation from XXXxx.local to just XXXxx
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by:drilus
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You could try to perform the command: dfsutil /purgemupcache

Might want to have a read over this as well: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887303
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by:Adam Brown
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Out of curiosity, did you use the Connect wizard to add the computer to the domain or did you add it through the Change Computer Name wizard?
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by:efx-wpg
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I used the connect tool, so far the changing domain name has not worked, trying the other comment now, do you have one as well to try acbrown2010?
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by:efx-wpg
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I have checked DNS etc. and has not worked.  Where do I run the dfsutil /purgemupcache command?
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by:Adam Brown
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The Local Error type suggests that the computer can't communicate with the Domain Controller properly. I would recommend first ensuring that the computer's firewall is not blocking communication with the SBS server. To test, turn Windows Firewall off and then reboot the computer. If the issue persists, attempt to ping your domain and see if that works. We'll go from there. You would run DFSutil from the server.
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by:efx-wpg
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I can't turn off the firewall from the workstation as its controlled by the server.  Also dfsutil is not working on the server either?
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by:drilus
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Step eight: Run the Dfsutil /PurgeMupCache command
Run the Dfsutil.exe program with the /PurgeMupCache switch to flush the local DFS/MUP cached information. The Dfsutil.exe program is included in the Windows 2000 Server Support Tools and the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools.

Do you have the support tools installed?
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by:efx-wpg
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We run Windows Server 2011, does that matter?  Where would I get the support tools for that?
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Closing as I will just try to reformat the workstation as finding a solution is simply taking too long, thanks for your assistance.
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Decided to just reformat as finding a solution was taking too long.
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