[gptalk] Re: Multiple issues with GPMC

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 07:32:35 -0700

Aaron-
It sounds like you have a lot going on there. For GPMC, does it freeze on
more than one machine? If not, then try deinstalling/reinstalling on that
one machine. 

In terms of time spent in GP, you can download my gptime.exe utility
(http://www.gpoguy.com/FreeTools/FreeToolsLibrary/tabid/67/agentType/View/Pr
opertyID/80/Default.aspx) and use it to query a system that appears slow. It
will tell you how long time is being spent processing policy. If its more
than 10-20 seconds for computer or user, then you could have an issue.

As for the DSA.MSC issue, if this is happening on only one system, and it's
the same system that is having GPMC problems, it may be time to wipe and
load...

Darren

-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Aaron Rabinowitz
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 5:42 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Multiple issues with GPMC

First off my knowledge is limited with GP so any help is greatly
appreciated as I'm already reading up on as much as possible.

there are several problems-
1: the GPMC freezes if I try to view a GPO in teh GPMC, although I am
able to view the links.  but even in the link section I am unable to
view the settings it simply hangs and never comes up with anything -
it does not freeze here though I am able to move away and continue
functionality.

If I do a gpresult on client machines it shows GP being applied but I
think it is not working correctly - users have reported it taking a
much longer amount of time to sign in then usual.

When I try to open it with dsa.msc properties it states "catastrophic
failure"
but then still opens it up. (weird I know but obviously there is
soemthing wrong if its reporting this - I can email pictures if anyone
would like to see exactly what this error looks like)

Some things that may be relavant
---Roaming profiles are implemented
---I am new to this organization and was left with nothing to go by ,
the previous IT guys left me a few IP address with passwords
---While looking through the GPMC ybder the "Domain Controllers" OU
there is a blue (!) and when looking at the properties it has "block
Inheritance" checked off

--- On one server it has Hash values (SID's) instead of users and user names






all ive got now, I'm still palying detective, if you ahve any thoughts
concerns or ideas as well as things I should look for please let me
know.  I believe there is a very serious problem and I'm quite worried
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