[gptalk] Re: (No Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:14:09 -0800

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


I've not seen this error but it could be an issue with a particular GP
setting (though I didn't think that GP backup validated the settings on
backup). You should check the User Rights Assignment section of that GPO
(under security settings) to see if there are any odd security principals
specified but again, I'm not sure that is the issue. Are you backing this up
remotely to the DC? In other words, are you running GPMC on a remote system
or on the DC?




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Behalf Of Francis Revere
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 12:20 PM
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I am attempting to back up the default domain controller policy and got this

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Group Policy Management
Event Category: None
Event ID: 2004

Backup of GPO failed. Error [Invalid pointer].
Details -
     Source GPO:
          DisplayName: Default Domain Controllers Policy
          ID: {6AC1786C-016F-11D2-945F-00C04fB984F9}
          Domain: ourdomain.domain
         Directory: C:\GPOBackup

         Instance : {0DFA9DE2-7CE5-4B23-B290-EA02396EAA06}
         Comment  : 

Any ideas what caused this and what I can do to resolve this?  I tried to
run the BackupGPO.wsf in the GPMC\Scripts folder and received the same
message.  I read out on a page that another person was having the same
problem and they claimed to have resolved this after finding an account
listed in the Log on as a service right that had the same name as a built in
account (SA).  ???


 Any help that can be offered is greatly appreciated.  



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