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  • GPO Event Errors in Event Log

    I have 3 2003 SP2 DC's and i have a good portion of my servers and workstations get the following error message in their Application Event Log after doing a gpupdate /force or just on the normal update schedule.

    Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO cn={A41DEFFE-7771-49A5-AB42-3A3960610EA1},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=XYZ,DC=com. The file must be present at the location <\\\SysVol\\Policies\{A41DEFFE-7771-49A5-AB42-3A3960610EA1}\gpt.ini>. (The system cannot find the path specified. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

    I followed the following instructions to see if this would correct it.

    The problem with these steps is when you go to view the GPO (gpmc) a pop up message displays and says:

    "The Permissions for This GPO in the SYSVOL Folder Are Inconsistent with Those in Active Directory".

    If you click "OK" it will change the permissions on the GPO Policy back to match the AD permissions.

    Even if you dont click OK and leave the permissions inherited the event log error still happens.

    Anybody seen this before or fixed it?