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Can't create GPO in Windows server 2008

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I have a server 2008 domain controller attached to a parent 2003 domain controller. The 2008 server is for a new remote office. I can't create group policy in the 2008 server. Here is what happens I am trying to create a policy that will push out and install a piece of software. I know that the software works because I have a similar GPO on the 2003 server that installs the software in our current office.

I create a new gpo on the 2008 server and add the software msi then close out of th gpo, it seems everything works, but if I go back into that same gpo and look at the policy I just created it is blank, it's like the settings are not being saved. I've also sometimes got an error saying "There is no software installation data object in the Active Directory" when I try to create the policy in the 2008 server.

Any ideas what is not working? Thanks,

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