Why would Group Policy Management in Windows Server 2008 lock out Domain and Enterprise Admins

Greetings

When attempting to manage the Default Group policy, all of my domain admin accounts and enterprise admin accounts' privileges went to custom, and locked me out of being able to edit my GPO.  It says I lost permissions, and cannot make changes.

How do I recover?
Thanks
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Evan CutlerVolunteer Chief Information OfficerAsked:
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Brad GrouxSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
Are you trying to edit the GPO directly from a Domain Controller using GPMC?

If so, it sounds like you may have some replication issues to clear up.

Verify in domain\Policies\{6AC1786C-016F-11D2-945F-00C04fB984F9} the two adm folders probably have a FolderName_NTFRS_<xxxxxxxx> appended on them.

Rename FRS directories.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328492

Reinitialize replication with BurFlags.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290762
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
did you perchance move those items into the protected groups OU?
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Evan CutlerVolunteer Chief Information OfficerAuthor Commented:
Thank you guys.
David, your solution was it.  The GPMC Default Groups got stuck under a delegate OU that tried to take over the network.

Appreciate the idea Brad...if anything happens again, I'll remember what you said. This time it was not the case.
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