Vista not getting Group Policy in Domain environment

breakaway

New Member
Hi,


Not sure if this is the right place for this sort of question, but here goes.

My organisation includes approx 100 computers. A mix of 2000, XP, Vista and 7.

I installed WSUS on one of the servers, and all of the 2000/XP/7 systems reported in gracefully. However, there were 0 windows Vista systems in the WSUS console. Diagnosing this problem I went to a couple systems with Vista, and ran gpupdate /force on them. This is what I got back

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Updating Policy...  User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer Policy Update Failed.  To diagnose the failure, review the event log or invoke gpmc.msc to access information about Group Policy results.
Checked the event log. Here's what's in it:

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The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\<FQDN>\sysvol\<FQDN>\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:  
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.
I have verified that the UNC path "\\<FQDN>\sysvol\<FQDN>\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini" is accessible from both the vista computers I've tried from. This issue affecting about 15-20 Vista computers. XP, 7 and 2000 are just fine.

As a result of this no GPOs are being applied to Vista systems, and as you can imagine is a highly undesirable situation.

How to fix?
 

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Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi,

Check the Vista PC's Windows features to see if the service is active.
 

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