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Event ID 1058 — Group Policy Preprocessing error

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Three domain controllers on network, all Windows 2008 R2

Note: (perhaps unrelated) Recently all the Administrative Templates and language files vanished on one of the DCs. These have now been restored.

Getting 1058 errors on all DCs in the Event Viewer:

"The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\domain.local\SysVol\domain.local\Policies\{XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled."

I've checked and the specified policy folder does not exist on two of the serrvers, it is a different folder than DC1 is missing:

On DC1 : {718264B5-D936-4E4A-8FF3-C112E23DDF32} << VALID
On DC2 and DC3 : {C041889B-39EA-4614-A954-9333DFDBEC4F} < NOT VALID

I've also attempted to recreate the folder by making a new folder and copying the old but in both cases permission is denied when using a domain admin account.

Is there a way to 'clear' the incorrect folders from DC2/3 and force replication to rebuild the working structure.

There are no problems with Name Resolution or Network Connectivity.
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GusGallows
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