Group Policy Update fails
Posted on 2014-03-27
I recently demoted my main domain Controller but before doing so i moved all of the FSMO roles over and then demoted it in accordance to the whitepapers, it was a 2003 DC. i now have 2008 R2 DC which host all of the FSMO roles and everything was working correctly(at least I thought) until I tried to force a gpupdate and it failed. here is the message:
Component Name Status Last Process Time
Group Policy Infrastructure Failed 3/27/2014 7:21:42 AM
Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.
The system cannot find the path specified.
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 3/27/2014 7:21:41 AM and 3/27/2014 7:21:42 AM.
Folder Redirection (N/A) 3/17/2014 5:28:00 PM
Internet Explorer Branding (N/A) 3/17/2014 5:28:01 PM
Registry (N/A) 3/17/2014 5:28:00 PM
any suggestions? here is the gpupdate /force failure:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
User policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encount
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\chph
pt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings ma
y not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and c
ould 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.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.
Thanks in advance.....