[gptalk] Re: Default Domain Policy is missing.

  • From: Thorbjörn Sjövold <thorbjorn.sjovold@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 23:42:10 +0100

I assume you have no backup available that you can use? The Default Domain 
Policy have a specific GUID, that is identical in all Active Directories so it 
is not possible to just create a new GPO and name it Default Domain Policy. But 
MS have a tool, Dcgpofix, that recreates the Default Domain Policy and Default 
Domain Controller Policy if missing or corrupted that I would guess solves your 
problem here. See the following link that describes the tool
The tool will basically recreate and reset, but since the GPO is broken today I 
guess that any loss of settings does not matter.
Thorbjörn Sjövold
Special Operations Software
www.specopssoft.com <http://www.specopssoft.com/> 
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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Richard Grinnell
Sent: den 8 februari 2007 22:43
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Default Domain Policy is missing.

Recently while trying to set password policy, I found I have no Default Domain 
When I run Group Policy Management It says: "No settings defined."  for both 
computer and user configuration.  
When I click on "Default Domain Policy" under "Group Policy Objects",  The 
dialog box says: "The system cannot find the file specified."  
I have a GP object created to set the proxy server for users that is working 
and is configurable.
How do get the Default Domain Policy back?
I have 3 Windows Server 2003 and 1 2000 domain controllers.  The 2k DC will 
soon be retired.
Richard Grinnell
Placer Hills School District

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