JSI Tip 7819. Group Policy Processing on a Windows Server 2003 DC fails with 'Access Denied' and Application Event IDs 1058 and 1030?

In addition to the Access Denied error message, the Application event log contains:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1058
Date: MM/DD/YYYY
Time: HH:MM:SS
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Computer: <ComputerName> Description: Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN=\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9\},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=lcds,DC=lab
The file must be present at the location \\lcds.lab\Policies\\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9\}
(Access is denied) Group Policy processing aborted.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: SceCli
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1030
Date: MM/DD/YYYY
Time: HH:MM:SS
User: N/A Computer: <ComputerName> Description: Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. A message that describes the reason for this was previously logged by the policy engine.

To workaround this problem:

1. If you have NOT already installed the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools, install them from the \SUPPORT\TOOLS\SUPTOOLS.MSI file of the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM.

2. Start / Run / CMD.EXE / OK.

3. Type dfsutil /PurgeMupCache and press Enter.

NOTE: See tip 5168 ยป Group policies are NOT applied as expected on Windows XP, and the Application Event log contains Event ID 1058 and Event ID 1030?



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