JSI Tip 5168. Group policies are NOT applied as expected on Windows XP, and the Application Event log contains Event ID 1058 and Event ID 1030?

If group policies are NOT applied as you would expect, check the Application Event log for the following:

Event Type: Error 
Event Source: Userenv 
Event Category: None 
Event ID: 1058 
Date: 2/12/2002 
Time: 7:25:40 AM 
Computer: <ComputerName> 
Description: Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO 
             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: 2/12/2002 
Time: 7:30:46 AM 
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.
If your Windows XP computer is a domain member, and the Distributed File System ( DFS) client is turned off (disabled), this behavior will occur, because the SYSVOL share requires the DFS client to make a connection.

To fix the problem, enable the DFS client:

1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:


2. Edit or add Value Name DisableDFS, a REG-DWORD data type. A data value of 0 means that the client is turned on. A data value of 1 disables the client.

3. Press OK and exit the Registry Editor.

4. Verify that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is enabled on the interface:

        A. Start / Network Connections.

        B. Right-click the appropriate connection and press Properties.

        C. On the General tab, make sure that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is checked.

        D. Press OK.

NOTE: See tip 2378.

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