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    hi.
    i'v got sbs 2003.
    when i'm trying to edit an existing gpo throw gpmc i get this message:

    the semaphore timeout has expired
    and i can't do any thing.
    any ideas?
    Thanx
    MCP, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003

  • #2
    Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

    Hi,

    One possible scenario when this type of error might happen is when there is a communication problem at the IP level.
    Can you provide a bit more info:
    Are you running GPMC from a client or the server itself?
    If on the client, does it happen on other clients as well, etc?
    Anything related to the Network adaptors logged on the events?
    Follow these troubleshooting steps if it is relevant to your case:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325487/
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    • #3
      Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

      In addition to that make sure you have all the windows updates and the latest firmware and drivers.
      cheers
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      • #4
        Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

        Hi
        I'm running gpmc on the server from rdp.
        There is nothing related to the network but when i go to event viewer i get this:
        event id: 1058 source usernv

        i found this related link on microsoft site:
        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314494

        i tried to folow the instructions but i have no "DisableDFS"
        on the right pan so ican't finish the soulotion.

        any help?
        thanx
        MCP, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003

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        • #5
          Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

          Is that event ID on the Windows XP machine? The link you give is applicable to Windows XP and 2000 according to the article.

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          • #6
            Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

            sorry no it's sbs 2003
            but the event id is correct
            Last edited by asi; 21st February 2009, 00:24.
            MCP, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003

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            • #7
              Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

              Have you installed gpmc on one of the client machines and tested?

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              • #8
                Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                no i didn't, do you think it will metter?
                how do i do that? should i install admin pack on the client so i can do it from there?
                thanx
                MCP, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003

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                • #9
                  Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                  Originally posted by asi View Post
                  no i didn't, do you think it will metter?
                  how do i do that? should i install admin pack on the client so i can do it from there?
                  thanx
                  Here is an article regarding installing and downloading GPMC.

                  http://www.petri.com/download_gpmc.htm

                  If it works on a Windows XP machine, you know Group Policy is ok. It then is a case of reinstalling GPMC on the server.

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                  • #10
                    Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                    Originally posted by asi View Post
                    hi.
                    i'v got sbs 2003.
                    when i'm trying to edit an existing gpo throw gpmc i get this message:

                    the semaphore timeout has expired
                    and i can't do any thing.
                    any ideas?
                    Thanx
                    Have you played with Digital Signing on the communictaions in GPO(s). This can happen when there is a mismatch between the server reuiring and the client not offering or vice versa. I think there is an article on www.smallbizserver.net, IIRC
                    TIA

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                    • #11
                      Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                      How do i play with Digital Signing on the communictaions ?
                      i didn't find any thing on that website.

                      can i install gpmc on a computer that connects to the sbs by rdp or does it have to be a local one?
                      thanx
                      MCP, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003

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                      • #12
                        Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                        Yes, you can nstall GPMC on a client of the SBS domain and hopefully, you won't get the error, so will at least test whether it is a local issue on the SBS box.

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                        • #13
                          Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                          i'm entering the sbs with rdp from my office.
                          my computer is not part of the domain.
                          if i will install gpmc on my pc and connect to the server with rdp how will i use gpmc?
                          my computer is not part of the network or the domain
                          MCP, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003

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                          • #14
                            Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                            So your at a different site all together from the SBS box? I didn't realise your PC wasn't networked. You could join it to the SBS domain to test but it may not be feasible for you logistically.

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                            • #15
                              Re: semaphore timeout error while edit gpo

                              hi.
                              I think that my gpo's has gone bad.
                              a year ago i had an issu with that and some guy from a support group fixed all my gpo's by writing down a command at run:
                              he didn't delete them but just fixed them.
                              Does any one knows what it is?
                              what is the command to fix gpo's?
                              thanx
                              p.s
                              i found this
                              http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc816765.aspx
                              but iremember it was only one line that fixed everything
                              Last edited by asi; 4th March 2009, 10:16.
                              MCP, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003

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