[gptalk] Re: Usage of GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY | GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY flags

  • From: "ramji chandran" <raghuramji@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 01:38:24 +0530

Thorbjörn,

The problem is with a particular domain only.Its working with other domains.
I will try with your suggestions and post it here if i found the solution.

Thanks,
Raghuramji.

On 9/7/06, Thorbjörn Sjövold <thorbjorn.sjovold@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Raghuramji,

don't worry, I understood that it was the New method, but what I really
wanted was to get a better understanding of the problem and to see if you
could open any GPO in write mode, which obviously was the case. My guess is
still that there is some problem with the GPT and the Registry.pol, or the
path to it. Since you are using the IGroupPolicyObject and not the
IGPEInformation I would assume that you are creating a custom application
that you could just start and run easy in your dev environment. One idea
could be use Network Monitor or to run Sysinternals FileMon on the DC,
download and keep it since they have been acquired by MS and who knows if it
will be free in the future :), and monitor your application to see exactly
what file that is missing. I'm not sure how FileMon handles calls to the
Redirector so you might have to run it on the DC.

Another thing, can you test your application in another domain with the same
result?


Best, Thorbjörn Sjövold Special Operations Software www.specopssoft.com thorbjorn.sjovold a t specopssoft.com

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of ramji chandran
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 5:55 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: FW: Re: Usage of GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY |
GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY flags


Thorbjorn thanks for your time.

>*Are you passing an explicit DC in the pszDomainName parameter or are you
letting your system select?
I'm passing the DC explicitly for creating GPO.

>After you create it as a read-only GPO, do you see both the GPC and the GPT
on the DC where you created it, if not does replication fix it after a
while?
I can see both the GPC and the GPT on the DC, when i create the GPO in
read-only mode.

>Can you use the OpenDSGPO with GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY on an existing GPO?
Since New with GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY is not working, as a workaround  i
have used New with GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY for creating GPO and OpenDSGPO with
GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY for editing GPO.

Note: The problem is, when i use New with GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY it throws
an error 0x80070003.

Thanks,
Raghuramji C



On 8/30/06, Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        Posting Thorbjorn's response to this since he's having some problems 
with
email.
        
        
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        From: Thorbjörn Sjövold
        Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:52 AM
        To: 'gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
        Subject: RE: [gptalk] Re: Usage of GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY |
GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY flags
        
        
        
        Darren, sorry for being only being a lurker your list and not a 
contributor
anymore :), but you have so many bright people here on the list nowadays. My
plan is to become an active contributor again in the future since this is
one of the top GP resources available...
        
        Raghuramji,
        
        IGroupPolicyObject is an old friend of mine; one must remember that 
Group
Policy has a legacy from the old NT 4 system policies, and that some of the
COM interfaces and APIs was created before Windows 2000. So in this case,
even if the parameter says GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY, it really means that you
open the GPO in edit mode, regardless if you want to use the Registry.pol or
not. I have never encountered this problem, but it sounds like the newly
created GPC and GPT are not in sync, i.e. you have access to the GPC, but
the GPT is not there.
        * Are you passing an explicit DC in the pszDomainName parameter or are 
you
letting your system select?
        *After you create it as a read-only GPO, do you see both the GPC and the
GPT on the DC where you created it, if not does replication fix it after a
while?
        * Can you use the OpenDSGPO with GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY on an existing 
GPO?
        
        Best,
        Thorbjörn Sjövold
        Special Operations Software
        www.specopssoft.com
        thorbjorn.sjovold a t specopssoft.com

        Downlad our free tool for remote Gpupdate with graphical reporting,
        http://www.specopssoft.com/products/specopsgpupdate/default.asp

        
        

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        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
        Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 8:04 PM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: Usage of GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY | 
GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY
flags
        
        
        
        A quick Google search seems to deliver few good answers, but I found a 
code
snippet here: http://www.totalblowhole.com/new-823399-3604.html that seems
to show some successful code using this flag. Other than that, I haven't
spent enough time myself with this API to know for sure. Maybe Thorbjorn,
who lurks here occasionally, has some insight, since I think he looked at
this API a while back.
        

        Darren
        
        
        
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        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On
Behalf Of ramji chandran
        Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 3:00 AM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Usage of GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY | GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY
flags
        
        
        Hi,
        
        Can somebody explain the real usage of flags "GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY" 
and
"GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY" in the IGroupPolicy method "New"?
        
        I've a particular condition where while trying to create a GPO
programmatically with the GPO_OPEN_LOAD_REGISTRY flag set it throws an error
of 0x80070003(The system cannot find the path specified).  This problem gets
solved if I use the flag "GPO_OPEN_READ_ONLY", but causes problem while
updating my CSE GUID during linking.  Kindly note I do not want to create
any ".pol" files that contains the registry entries. I've my configuration
data separately in a XML file generated under the SYSVOL.
        
        Please advice me on the right usage of these flags and their purpose or 
any
pointers on this would be highly appreciated.
        
        Thanks,
        Raghuramji C.
        




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