troubleshooting Question

Windows 2012 R2 Event ID 1085

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Thomas GrassiFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows OSWindows Server 2012* gpos
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Windows 2012 R2 Servers  Domain Controllers and Member Servers.

I get this event from time to time and on my DC's for that last week everyday.

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Date:          6/14/2020 05:17:19
Event ID:      1085
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
User:          SYSTEM
Windows failed to apply the Group Policy Registry settings. Group Policy Registry settings might have its own log file. Please click on the "More information" link.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy" Guid="{AEA1B4FA-97D1-45F2-A64C-4D69FFFD92C9}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-06-14T09:17:19.347491800Z" />
    <Correlation ActivityID="{28E728A6-1C4F-40AE-AABB-E7A507F65CEF}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="860" ThreadID="3580" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
    <Data Name="SupportInfo1">1</Data>
    <Data Name="SupportInfo2">4950</Data>
    <Data Name="ProcessingMode">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ProcessingTimeInMilliseconds">6156</Data>
    <Data Name="ErrorCode">183</Data>
    <Data Name="ErrorDescription">Cannot create a file when that file already exists. </Data>
    <Data Name="DCName">\\</Data>
    <Data Name="ExtensionName">Group Policy Registry</Data>
    <Data Name="ExtensionId">{B087BE9D-ED37-454f-AF9C-04291E351182}</Data>

I have seen this error "Cannot create a file when that file already exists"     and in the past the error would indicate which GPO was the problem.

But now I do not event see the GUID of the GPO in the error message.

Does anyone know how I can determine which GPO is causing this error?

Thank you

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