Have a strange error, I have a new system that was wiped reloaded with Windows XP (shipped with Windows 7) but had to do it because of some legacy apps.
Anyway, it joined the domain fine, was able to login with domain admin and some GPO's have applied without issue. However, we have one GPO that installs all the require software for the client once it joins the domain like Office and such and it will not apply. This GPO is over 2 years old and I have never had an issue with it previous.
On the system if I run gpresult it says the GPO applied but the software is not installed - did the 3 reboot to try to fix but still nothing
If I run a query on one of the 3 DC's this is what I get for that system:
Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
Note: Due to the GP Core failure, none of the other Group Policy components processed their policy. Consequently, status information for the other components is not available.
Additional information may have been logged. Review the Policy Events tab in the console or the application event log for events between 10/18/2011 10:24:02 PM and 10/18/2011 10:24:02 PM.
EFS recovery (N/A) 10/18/2011 6:52:03 PM
Registry (N/A) 10/18/2011 6:52:00 PM
Security (N/A) 10/18/2011 6:52:03 PM
Software Installation (N/A) 10/18/2011 10:06:03 PM
Software Installation did not complete policy processing because a system restart is required for the settings to be applied. Group Policy will attempt to apply the settings the next time the computer is restarted.
Additional information may have been logged. Review the Policy Events tab in the console or the application event log for events between 10/18/2011 10:06:03 PM and 10/18/2011 10:06:03 PM.
I have tried to gpupdate /force on the DC and system and multiple reboots. I even wiped and reloaded XP again to try to fix.
One interesting items is that if I ping DOMAIN.LOCAL I get the IP address of one of the DC's if I reboot I sometimes get the same DC IP or one of the other ones. Assume this is a normal behaviour,
Any suggestions on what to try next would be great.
thanks in advance,