[gptalk] Re: Default Domain Policy is missing.

  • From: Richard Grinnell <rwgrinnell@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 14:56:29 -0800 (PST)

I do see the folder: {31B2........ but the folders below (Machine and User are 

I am not concerned about loosing policies, the few I had can be recreated.


----- Original Message ----
From: Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2007 2:40:16 PM
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Default Domain Policy is missing.

I?m a little surprised that its actually gone! If you go into AD U&C, and open 
up the System\Policies container, do you see a GUID-named folder that starts 
with {31B2 ?
Assuming the answer to the previous question is no, then I would try running 
dcgpofix.exe, which is available on Win2k3 server, to restore that GPO.
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Richard Grinnell
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 1:43 PM
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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