[gptalk] Re: Default Domain Policy corrupt, with 13

  • From: Mathieu CHATEAU <gollum123@xxxxxxx>
  • To: toddblake@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 22:26:15 +0200

Hello toddblake,

What i would do:
-Log on the PDC.
-move out 
c:\windows\sysvol\policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\User\registry.pol
-Go to the GPMC on the server.
-Make a change to force a new ID for this gpo
-Force a sync between DC

Cheers,
Mathieu CHATEAU
http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com

Friday, August 18, 2006, 8:55:21 PM, you wrote:

tan> Hi everyone.

tan> I have a problem with our "Default Domain Policy", specifically
tan> the user portion.  We are running both W2K and W2K3 DC's in W2K
tan> Native mode.  Below message appears while trying to edit the GPO on a W2K3 
GPMC box.

tan> START*****************
tan> the file
tan> "\\...\policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\User\registry.pol" 
is not
tan> in a valid format. The file might be corrupt. Use Group Policy Object 
Editor to reconfigure
tan> the settings in this extension.
tan> END********************

tan> Below is from the Application Log,
tan> START***********************
tan> EventID 1000
tan> Windows cannot access the registry information at
tan> \\...\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\User\registry.pol 
with (13).
tan> END*************************

tan> Is there any way I can recover from this, I don't have a useable
tan> system state and this has been happening for months.  I've
tan> googled and come up with alot of hits but none with the (13) error.

tan> Would it be possible for me to rename the registry.pol file and
tan> then fire up GPMC and see if it notices there is no registry.pol,
tan> would this create a blank one for this GP?

tan> Or should I run "DCGPOFIX.EXE /TARGET:DOMAIN" on a W2K3 box and
tan> have it recreate the default policy and then add all the modifications 
back in?

tan> At this point I can't edit the gpo, it comes back with an "unspecified 
erro"

tan> Thanks for any suggestions.....

tan> Todd
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Best regards,
 Mathieu                            mailto:gollum123@xxxxxxx

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