JSI Tip 3561. Corrupt Local Group Policy database causes repeated Application Events 1000, 1202, 412, and 454.


If your Windows 2000 Server posts the following events to the Application event log, every five minutes, your local Group Policy database file is corrupt:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 6/7/2000
Time: 2:56:53 PM
User: WINDOWS NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: ASKO-ONE
Description: The Group Policy client-side extension Security was passed flags (17) and returned a failure status code of (1208). 

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: SceCli
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1202
Date: 6/7/2000
Time: 2:56:53 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ASKO-ONE
Description: Security policies are propagated with warning. 0x4b8 : An extended error has occurred.
             Please look for more details in TroubleShooting section in Security Help. 

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ESENT
Event Category: Logging/Recovery 
Event ID: 454
Date: 6/7/2000
Time: 2:56:53 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ASKO-ONE
Description: services (304) Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -530. 

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ESENT
Event Category: Logging/Recovery 
Event ID: 412
Date: 6/7/2000
Time: 2:56:53 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ASKO-ONE
Description: services (304) Unable to read the log header. Error -530.
To resolve the problem, and return the Local Security Policy to its' installation state:

01. Create an OldSecurity subfolder at %SystemRoot%\Security.

02. Move the log files and chk file from %SystemRoot%\Security\logs to %SystemRoot%\Security\OldSecurity.

03. Move the database from %SystemRoot%\Security\Database\Secedit.sdb to %SystemRoot%\Security\OldSecurity and change the file extension to .old.

04. Start / Run / MMC / OK.

05. Console / Add/Remove Snap-in.

06. Add the Security and Configuration Analysis snap-in. Press Close and OK.

07. Right-click Security and Configuration Analysis and press Open Database.

08. Navigate to the %SystemRoot%\Security\Database folder, type Secedit.sdb into File name, and press Open.

09. When prompted to import a template, select Setup security.inf.

10. Press Open. Ignore any Access Denied error.

11. Right-click Security and Configuration Analysis and press Configure Computer Now.




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