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F-Secure wont uninstall and having "group policy error".

Q: F-Secure wont uninstall and having "group policy error".

I can uninstall certain programs but I cant uninstall F-Secure. I am getting a message saying that "you don't have permission to uninstall due to group policy". I am pretty sure Im virused somewhere?

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A: F-Secure wont uninstall and having "group policy error".

Hello RB, lets see if there is malware.I take it you have tried from the Control Panel to remove it.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.-- Note: The contents of the AdwCleaner log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you recognize and know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, return to AdwCleaner before cleaning...all detected items will be listed (and checked) in each tab. Click on each one and uncheck any items you want to keep (except you cannot uncheck Chrome and Firefox preferences lines).. Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.....Last run ESET.Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, click List ThreatsClick Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.Click the Back button.Click the Finish button.NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Hi all,
I received this message when i tried to look at the local group policy setting on one of my machines (Windows XP SP3), which is joined in my domain.
"Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights.
Unspecified error."
note that I am local admin.
It's all started when I was troublshooting WSUS connectivity and i looked at the WinsdowsUpdate.log, the WSUS server was <Null> & WSUS status server <Null>, I tried to force the domain GP by using GPupdate /force, it went fine and asked to
log off, but nothing changed in the WindowsUpdate.log still <Null>. Then i tried to look at the local policy setting.
I searched the internet nothing related to my case.
Thanks in advance for advising.
Mohammed Adel

A:Group policy error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer.

I guess reinstall windows is the solution, I also found one log "event id 1096", related to "registry.pol" it was corrupted.
Mohammed Adel

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I'm trying to uninstall my installer package through Group Policy from Windows Server 2003 to Windows XP clients. The software was distributed through "Computer Configuration" and "assigned" to the clients computers (as opposed to "published"). When I uninstall the only thing that happens is the application is deleted from the "add/delete programs" list. I followed the instructions on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102. Does anyone know what I could be doing wrong?

A:Uninstall using group policy

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This is not my pc, I am helping someone out with this problem. Win7 Home Premium V6.1 (Build 7601 SP1)
It started when she checked her bitdefender from the taskbar, noticed it disappeared and had not been running. Went to start BitDefender and found it had been disabled, and effort to re-enable result in error message saying Bitdefender is blocked by group policy. She gets on the phone with tech support which offers a free upgrade to the newest 2013 version, but the error comes up again when attempting to uninstall during the new install process. Control panel uninstall gives the same error. I notice sandboxie default browser and control panel do not start and give same error. Malware bytes Pro finds nothing, housecall finds nothing, hitman pro finds nothing.
I am not sure where to even begin, this is a personal PC with no Group Policy, gpedit.msc does not exist as it's not even offered in this version of windows....what to do???

A:Bitdefender blocked by group policy, cannot uninstall or update.

Hey soulhar, and welcome.
Chances are very good that it's some sort of malware, and a particularly nasty one that can block programs accessed.
A quick question: How was she able to attempt a control panel uninstall if she could not access control panel to begin with?
But more importantly: Can she access any internet browser, or are they all blocked?
If she can access the browser, let's start with this preliminary scan:
Download Security Check from here or here and make sure you either save it to the Desktop or a folder you can easily remember.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe, and follow the directions in the black box.
At the end of the scan, a Notepad document named checkup.txt should appear.  Copy and paste all of the contents here as-is (or save the file into a non-temporary folder, such as your Documents folder)
NOTE: If your security application requests permission for DIG.EXE to access the internet, give it permission to do so.
Do not take any other action based on the log, since it does give false positives.  Wait for further assistance.
If, for whatever reason, SecurityCheck is blocked, tell us.

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I need help getting rid of group policy, it wont let me update anything or download anything on my computer and I need to update things in order to use adobe and I have tried to look on youtube but nothing seems to work!!! help please

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think i have a virus or something as laptop isnt working as usual and wont allow me to change or open AVG i get a pop up of blocked by group policy contact administer.
i did the DDS but it only gave me one txt file the attach.txt and so as instructed i have attached it.
Would be grateful for any help at all Thanks

A:AVG Wont open blocked by group policy

Any help would be really appreciated tried looking online for any kind of useful info on how to fix and getting nowere thanks again

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Group Policy wont let me access anything on my computer, i can't disable anything or even start in Safe Mode...
I ran the FRST64 Program with the Addisiton.txt checked.. these are the results..
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Brody Bassage (ATTENTION: The logged in user is not administrator) on BRODYBASSAGE-PC on 10-04-2015 21:27:25
Running from C:\Users\Brody Bassage
Loaded Profiles: Brody Bassage (Available profiles: Brody Bassage)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
Failed to access process -> smss.exe
Failed to access process -> avgrsa.exe
Failed to access process -> avgcsrva.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> wininit.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> services.exe
Failed to access process -> lsass.exe
Failed to access process -> lsm.exe
Failed to access process -> winlogon.exe
Failed to access process -> svchost.exe
Failed to access process -> svchost.exe
Failed t... Read more

A:Group Policy wont let me access anything on my computer. PLZ HELP

Greetings bass1512 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter prob... Read more

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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy.  Please help

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I have a Windows Server 2000 SP4, and 3 XP PRO machines.

I have manged to set up usernames etc in active directory, but when it comes to group policy, and deploying it on XP, where by i click on the domain controller in active directory users, and add a group policy.

Say in group policy, i wanted to set the Homepage for internet explorer as http://google.co.uk - for example, this wouldn't take effect on a Windows XP machine logged in as the domain member. It is as if the whole group policy feature doesn't work.

Cheers. Jon

A:Group policy management using Server 2000 and XP Pro - wont work

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Hello and thank you for letting me join your community.
I could really do with some help in solving an issue which I believe is due to malware.
Whilst browsing the internet I managed to download a virus.  AVG 2013 (non-free version) detected the threat and requested an immediate restart.  I did this, but that is when the problems began.  AVG 2013 no longer loaded, I get:  “This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator” whenever I try to open it.
I also got the following error message when starting Windows 7: The module "C:\ProgramData\wfdfmp.dat" failed to load.  Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files.
 One post (another forum) suggested running Rkill followed by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  I did this and Malwarebytes detected a couple of Trojans which are quarantined.  One of which was located at C:\ProgramData\wfdfmp.dat.  
I no longer get the start up error but AVG 2013 still won’t start.
I think the Trojan responsible was one of those quarantined by Malwarebytes but I think it’s damaged my computer already.
I could try re-installing AVG but I cannot remove the program, I get the error “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall AVG 2012.”
I really appreciate your time and ... Read more

A:AVG 2013 wont start "blocked by group policy" Windows 7

Hello SHooppell I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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Why would a 3 day old clean re-install machine have anything that would be blocked by group policy?

A:"Blocked by group policy" error

What version of Windows are you using? Enterprise, pro or home? What is blocked?

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After I login to windows 10 I get a popup notification of an error that says;"Windows couldn't connect to the Group Policy Client service..." It seems to be related to an error in the event logwinlogin error 6003 Any thoughts on what causes this and how to stop it?

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Someone out there please help me. I've been working on this problem for like 6 hrs.

Failed to connect, "Group Policy Client Service" windows 7

Failed to Connect

with "Group Policy Client Service"

I copied the message and saved it as an image. I also ran dds and attach report.

Thanks for your help

A:help me please someone group policy client error

Remove the DDS logMod Edit: I removed - Hamluis.Press Windows+R key and typeregedit and click okGo toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvcRight click on the key and EXPORT it to desktop.Right click on key and delete it from registry(not desktop)DownloadgpsvcLaunch it and click YESRestart the PC and let me know if you still have warning.

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Appreciate some help as I have made a mistake using the Local group Policy editor and locked myself out.

I was trying to restrict certain programs using the Local Group Policy editor following the instructions shown here

Verify the Destinations of Shortened URLs the Easy Way - How-To Geek

however, now the administrator account is getting the "operation has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer. Contact syste administration" message for all programs and control panel functions.
I am logged in as administrator but get the message.

What should I do? any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Could somebody help me with an error i made using group policy

Hello Scooterboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you may have linked the wrong item. That one does not seem to be related to your issue. If you could post back with the link of the instructions you used, we may be able to help reverse it.

However, you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you did this to undo it as well.

Hope this helps,

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Hello everyone

I am getting this error:

And there was another that popped up mentioning something about F: location cannoy be found, but there is only a single C: drive on the computer. all help welcome

A:group policy error-appropriate rights

Hello Again Dust Sailor

Dont know if this will work, but it will determine if it is actually a rights issues. The all powerful Super Administrator can do all when it comes to rights.
Administrator Account

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     Thank you for your assistance.  Recently in the past, I was able to load and run Ad-Aware.  A few days ago, I noticed that Ad-Aware was no longer running so I uninstalled and reinstalled the program.  However, when I try to run it I get an error saying that group policy will not allow that program to run.  Also, my Windows Security Manager is stating that I do not have an active firewall.
I then decided to run the Emsisoft Anti-Walware just before this post so that I would have some protection from intruders.  That program loaded and it identified some malware that dealt with Microsoft Policy. 
I have attached the dds logs to this post.  Something of interest: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe on the attach.txt file I think is a worm or Trojan.  If it is, none of the malware programs have isolated it and removed it.  I will await for your instruction.

A:Ad-Aware Will Not Load Due to Group Policy Error

Hi. I'm checking your log now and will reply with instructions soon.

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Hi i have searched every where for a solution but find none, i have a laptop with one user account, when i type in my password and try to log into my account the error saying "group policy service fail" comes up and then after a few min it says logging out and then goes back to the log in screen. any help with this would be great! thank you


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I have had problems with my HP Pavilion dv6 3122 laptop.
Slow and often doesn't respond to starting programs.

I got this message:
Group Policy Client Windows error.

Any ideas welcome.

A:Group Policy Client Windows Error

Hi, it would help if you gave us the full error, go to start search and type:- cmd right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the cmd prompt copy paste all below in red:-

echo > 0 & sc qc Gpsvc >> 0 & sc queryex Gpsvc >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0

Press enter, a notepad will open please copy paste the contents here.

Next still at the cmd prompt as admin, copy paste all below in red:-

reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost\GPSvcGroup" > 0 & notepad 0

Press enter , please copy paste the notepad outcome here.

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New Asus laptop, Windows 8.1. 
Past day or so, been getting a new message upon boot-up (bottom right-hand corner, yellow pop-up message box that disappears after twenty seconds or so):
"Failed to connect to a Windows service.  Windows couldn't connect to the Group Policy Client Service.  This problem prevents standard users from signing in."  Message then tells me that as Admin I can log into my settings or history (or something) and find out what the problem is. 
Otherwise, laptop appears to be working fine.
1.  What does this error message mean?
2. How do I use my Admin privileges to step-by-step resolve the problem?

A:Group Policy Client Service Error

Okay, someone else posted a similar question at answers.microsoft a few years back.  Here was one person's response:

It looks like during reboot a vital registry settings were lost during crash and Group Policy Client "doesn't know" how to start.  Let me explain:
There are two places to look in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services this path should contain gpsvc key (a folder), which is responsible for service parameters and configuration.  I found that the key was intact, so, you do not touch anything here - just check that the key exists.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SVCHOST This is the most important path you should look into, as it must contain the keys and values referred in the key #1.  Below are descriptions what must be present there.
There must be Multi-String value called GPSvcGroup. My laptop was missing it.  So, you should create multi-string value named GPSvcGroup and assign it value GPSvc.
Next, you must create a key (a folder) and name it GPSvcGroup - this key normally should be there, but, again, it was missin on my laptop.
Then open newly-created GPSvcGroup folder and create 2 DWORD values:
First called AuthenticationCapabilities and you must give it a value of 0x00003020 (or 12320 in decimal)
Second is called CoInitializeSecurityParam and it must have value of 1.
Once you complete all steps above, reboot the computer and the problem will be fixed.
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When I run the Local Group Policy Editor an error box appears telling me that Resource '$(string.VerMgmtAuditModeEnable)' referenced in attribute displayName could not be found. File C:\windows\PolicyDefinitions\inetres.admx, line 1495, column 249.
This occurred after a clean install of Windows 8 then download and update to Windows 8.1. I have done two installs and updates to Windows 8.1 and still the problem persists. Any help in solving this, as it is annoying me. Thanks.

A:Local Group Policy Editor Error.

Hi harrycat310,
Please take the following steps to fix this issue:
1. Visit the following link and download the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update
2. Install the msi and replace the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions
with the folder PolicyDefinitions created by Windows8.1-Update-ADMX.msi.
3. Please backup the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions before the replacement.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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I am working to configure EMET within Group Policy before deployment but I now have an error at the bottom that states: "DEP/ASLR changes are unsafe and ineffective by default..." Current settings are: DEP=Always On, SEHOP=Application Opt Out,
ASLR=Application Opt In. Any recommendations on how to remove the error?

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I am having an issue with group policy refreshing on our domain computers. It give this error in the event viewer and when you try to force an update from the command line it gives the same.

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not apply the registry-based policy settings for the Group Policy object LDAP://CN=Machine,CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=angelinacounty,DC=net. Group Policy settings will not be resolved until this event is resolved. View the event details for more information on the file name and path that caused the failure.

Any insight or help? Thank you all! Maybe I'm missing something but this issue has become quite frustrating.

A:Group Policy Event ID Error 1096

View the event details for more information on the file name and path that caused the failure.Click to expand...

... well?

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I setup a HP Desktop 550-111a last weekend 28/11/15 with windows 10
Setup restore point, and installed various programs WLM and Openoffice

The PC was on the OLD build

On the Monday , had a call - the PC reported a "Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system." message
I remotely looked at a couple of things and decided a restore maybe in order or repair
So Advised to Hold the Shift Key and Restart

As the PC shut down - it mentioned Updating
and so when the trouble shooting screen eventuality appeared - I decided just to continue to windows
And the PC worked fine
and has been used every day - upto yesterday , when he got the same error message and symptoms

So i decided to do the same restart Shift Key & Restart
Then Continue
The PC restarted fine, no error message - so the Shift Key + restart , fixes something/
I decided to look into the issue a bit further
As updating had been mentioned last week, i thought I would start there
Indeed Windows update had failed
and I noticed that the Windows defender had two entries for the 30th and also for yesterday.
The Update also had a button for a retry

Which I did - and then the 10586 upgrade started to install

I have allowed this to run and install - so all the issues maybe solved
I had to enable restore - as this appears to be off by default !!!!!!
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A:Window 10 error could not connect to the Group Policy Client

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We have many users that after login they have this error

The users are standards
All the machine are in a Domain
All machine Windows 7 64bit Enterprise
The error is present in every machine the user logon, so is not related on one local machine

Note that If the user is administrator the issue is not present

My question is:

How can I know what is calling wusa.exe after login?

I know that is related to some standalone update maybe pushed by SCCM, but needs to have all the details to understand and solve

Thanks to all!


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Thanks in advance for helping. This thing is driving me insane!

Our domain controller is a Win Server 2003 R3, and we recently replaced several workstations with newer hardware running Win 7 Pro x64. For the most part, every thing runs smoothly. We have a shared folder on the 2003 machine that everyone uses to store their data. Everyone logs on to the domain, not the local machine.

The problem happens when a machine is left on for more than one day. I don't know if it is on a regular interval, but I haven't noticed it as such. Eventually there is an error when trying to connect to the mapped drive: "U:\ is not accessible. An unexpected network error occurred."
When trying to browse the server from the Network in the Start Menu I get this: "Windows cannot access \\servername Check the spelling of the name... Error code 0x80070035 the network path was not found."

I get a positive response when I ping the server's name and IP address from the client computer, and vice versa.
I checked that the following services were running on both machines: workstation, server, tcp/ip netbios helper, DHCP client, DNS Client.

The client computer's Ethernet adapter settings uses the server as the Preferred DNS Server in the IPv4 properties [it is set manually].

I tried ipconfig /flushdns on the client, then ran gpupdate in an administrator cmd window, still got an error.
I ran gpresult /h gpreport.html and will attach t... Read more

A:Win 7 Pro x64 Group Policy Error - mapped drives not connectable after a while

One thing that comes to mind, is the connection persistent?

Ie the /persistent flag set on the net use command?

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Windows Help & Support Error log gives the following message:

"The launch and activation security descriptor for the COM Server application with CLSID {A9E69610-B80D-11D0-B9B9-00A 0C922E750} is invalid. It contains Access Control Entries with permissions that are invalid. The requested action was therefore not performed. This security permission can be corrected using the Component Services administrative tool."

When I try to view Group Policy settings (Tools, Advanced System Info) I get an Invalid namespace error.

How can I fix this? THanks in advance

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Hey everyone,
I've been having a bit of an issue with GPE (gpedit.msc). It doesn't seem to break anything important so far, but it's just something annoying I've ran into when editing certain policies, most notably Autoplay.
Basically, whenever I open gpedit.msc, it will give an error or two saying it has encountered an error while parsing.
Translated, it says something like this:
Can't find resource '$(string.SiteDiscoveryEnableWMI)' referenced in attribute displayName.
File C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\inetres.admx, rule 34686, column 235
I think it's worth mentioning that my Windows installation was Sysprepped when I received my new motherboard and CPU, and I suspect that having broken more than I'd have wished for. (This was months ago by the way). I'd format the C drive and install Windows 10, but I want to hold off on that for a while. I'm essentially keeping my current installation together with duct tape, so to say.
Here's an image of what I mean. It's in dutch:

This, together with boot times of around 3 and a half minutes (This includes logging in and the time it takes until I can really "use" Windows) makes me feel a little disappointed of the performance. I'm sure I'm not infected with anything nasty. I generally keep a safe system and run Norton AV, MBAM Premium, MBAE, and I have a couple of custom firewall rules. I also use Firefox with Adblock Plus and NoScript.
I really suspect the sysprep and my ... Read more

A:Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) Parsing Error

hello ! i had the same problem, 
i uninstalled the windows update KB3087038 and now it's better

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Hello, I'm not sure this is a virus or not, but I can't find a solution for it anywhere.
I used to have Google Picasa on my computer, and several months ago I started getting errors between 1-5 times a day. 
The error always reads: "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator."
The title says: "C:\Users\H*****\AppData\Local\Temp\PicasaUpdater_3a22.exe"
This is always the same except the last part (3a22 in this case) changes to different random numbers and letters. I can go into the folder and delete the EXE file, but they will still come back (as new "clones").
So far, I have completely uninstalled Picasa, ran scans of my computer using Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Safety Scanner, but they found nothing. I also cleaned my computer and fixed registry issues with CCleaner, but that has not helped either.
I haven't been able to find a solution on Picasa forums, and I've seen some other similar (but not the same issue) for problems with viruses and the "blocked by group policy" error, so I'm wondering if it's a virus.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1.
Thanks for your help!

A:Picasa Updater "blocked by group policy" error

Hello hlauren, possibly a rootkit can do this.
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
Launch Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareA 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
Click Finish.On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' linkAfter the update completes, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.Or, on the Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.If an update is available, click the Update Now button.A Threat Scan will begin.When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.In most cases, a restart will be required.Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.(Export log to save as txt)[/b]
After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.Click on the History tab > Application Logs.Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.Click 'Export'.Click 'Text file (*.txt)'In the Save File dialog box which appears, click on Desktop.In the File name: box type a name for your scan log.A message box named 'File Saved' should appear stating "Your file has been successfully exported".Click OkAttach that saved log to your next reply.... Read more

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Hello, I became unable to run both McAfee SecurityCentre and MalwareBytes - they give the error 'This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator.' 
The computer also runs very slow and I cannot turn on the windows firewall, as it is grabbed by McAfee. 
Doing Live Chat with McAfee, they scanned and turned up a UqquKetug.dll file that was flagged as suspicious, but were unwilling to help without charging money for removal. I can do that as a last resort, but am not too impressed.
I tried to run in safe mode - and did a full scan with McAfee (which did start in safe mode), nothing showed up. When I tried to run Chameleon (MalwareBytes), it fell over at ntmarta.dll (?).
Anyway, I include my log files below if any kind person here can advise me. Many thanks for looking.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Jayant Gosai at 7:51:06 on 2014-06-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.4056.1328 [GMT 1:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Ena... Read more

A:Mcafee, Malwarebytes won't run (Group Policy Error) - UqquKetug.dll to blame?

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.
 Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Make sure that under Optional Scans, there is a checkmark on Addition.txt and Shortcut.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another two logs (Addition.txt and Shortcut.txt). Please attach these to your reply.

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Has anyone seen this error before?

"The Group Policy Client service failed the sign-in.
The universal unique identifier (UUID) type is not supported."

I got the error when signing in with my normal non-Admin local account. I'd just updated to the latest set of patches from Microsoft, and apparently all had installed OK. I then logged in using my Admin-level account - again apparantly all OK - and shut down.

Then when I started the laptop again, I logged in with my non-Admin account and after I'd entered the password, it processed for longer than normal, and gave me this error (only option available ="OK") and took me out to the login screen.

However when I tried again it worked.

But I can't help wondering if something is still wrong...?

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The system log shows The Group Policy Client service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

That tells me nothing. I can use the computer because I am the administrator, I can access files, programs, etc. from the task bar or the start menu, but my desktop is blank. I have no idea how to troubleshoot this.

What happened was I shut down the computer this morning because I kinda thought there were some windows updates yesterday. Turned it on this afternoon and it booted fine, but I got the error shown above.

It's been suggested in my searching that there are keys missing now from the registry regarding the Group Policy Editor because of the windows update. This link says Vista, but the gentleman who posted the info posted it in February 2013:


The crash of your computer after Windows Updates most probably caused that. It has nothing to do with Antivirus or anything else.

I had this issue on my laptop since November, and it really bugged me. I sifted through the event log and found the pattern of events that preceded the issue, and, probably, caused it.

In short, the pattern is as follows: Windows updates run automatically as scheduled, and when reboot is initiated after the updates are finished, the computer crashes (probably during reboot sequence). When it boots up, it reports that the last shutdown was unexpected, and the issue beg... Read more

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I setup a HP Desktop 550-111a last weekend 28/11/15 with windows 10
Setup restore point, and installed various programs WLM and Openoffice

On the Monday , had a call - the PC reported a "Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system." message
I remotely looked at a couple of things and decided a restore maybe in order or repair
So Advised to Hold the Shift Key and Restart

As the PC shut down - it mentioned Updating
and so when the trouble shooting screen eventuality appeared - I decided just to continue to windows
And the PC worked fine
and has been used every day - upto yesterday , when he got the same error message and symptoms

So i decided to do the same restart Shift Key & Restart
Then Continue
The PC restarted fine, no error message - so the Shift Key + restart , fixes something/
I decided to look into the issue a bit further
As updating had been mentioned last week, i thought I would start there
Indeed Windows update had failed
and I noticed that the Windows defender had two entries for the 30th and also for yesterday.
The Update also had a button for a retry
Which I did - and then the 10586 upgrade started to install

I have allowed this to run and install - so all the issues maybe solved
I had to enable restore - as this appears to be off by default !!!!!!
and also re-associate OpenOffice with MSfiles, as they went back to Office... Read more

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Hi all
For the past 6 months we have received reports of PC's taking up to an hour to get to the login prompt.
All our PC's are running Windows 7 32/64 Bit.
The message is always "Applying Group Policy Local Users and Groups policy"
Once it gets to the login prompt they will login with no problem.
I have enabled GPO logging on 1 PC and the results show as below (sorry for the wall of text) Boot time was 15:16.
I was hoping someone else had come across this issue and maybe has some insight
Network team say "its not the network"!!
Server Team say "Its not DNS or Group Policy" !! 
So its been left with me on the desktop team to diagnose the fault
Paul Griffiths - NHS Trust in Bristol

GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOs: -----------------------
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOs: Processing extension Group Policy Local Users and Groups
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ReadStatus: Read Extension's Previous status successfully.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 CompareGPOLists:  The lists are the same.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 GPLockPolicySection: Sid = (null), dwTimeout = 30000, dwFlags = 0
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 LockPolicySection called for user <Machine>
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Sync Lock Called
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Writer Lock got immediately.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Lock taken successfully
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOList: Entering for extension Group Policy ... Read more

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Hi Team,
Please let me know what is the standard Setting for below Security Setting ( Audit Policy ), which are followed in most of the Company.

For Eg:- Should i set ' Success & Failure ' for ' Audit account logon events ' & for ' Audit account management' etc...

Thanks & Regards,

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I have an SCCM Client deployed to several test PC. The client configures LGPO directing the PC to receive Windows Update from our SCCM server.  However, it fails. WUAHANDLER.LOG shows the following errors:
Enabling WUA Managed server policy to use server:http://xxxxx.xxx.net:8530
Waiting for 2 mins for Group Policy to notify of WUA polucy chnage...
Unable to read existing WUA resultant policy. Error = 0x80070002.
Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED
Failed to Add Update Source for WUAgent of type (2) and id{{.......}}. Error=0x80040692.
I checked domain GPOs and there is no GPO that would cause this conflict.  I ran RSOP to verify.  What I noticed is that gpresult did not show LGPO as being applied. But when I unlinked all the domain GPOs (linked to the PC OU), gpresult showed
LGPO as being applied.
Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

A:Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED

For this issue, please try to refer to the following article;
Troubleshooting Group Policy Configuration for Software Updates
If this issue persists, for a better support service, please kindly post at the SCCM forum for further help:
System Center Configuration Manager Category
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For the sake of completeness, I'm going to give the full history here. We have a computer running Windows Vista Home Premium. This is on a home network; no domain. The other morning, following a Windows Update and restart, when the user tried to login she received the message "User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded".

We followed online advice to log in with an administrator account and change setting in the registry for the Profile, resetting some values to 0. We also followed instructions to delete the ntuser.dat file; however, we could not locate a file that was just ntuser.dat; they also had long series of numbers after them, apparently indicating that they are temporary files.

After several tries at fixing this, she now gets a different error when she tries to log on: "group policy client service failed to start".

She can log onto the account in Safe mode, and I can log on to her computer using her account from my computer on the same home network without any problems.

We have tried copying the user directory to a new profile, except for the ntuser.dat files, as suggested on Windows help. This took a good 5-6 hours to copy, and the new profile seems to be severely hosed; none of her setting have been carried over, webshots will not run, Firefox keeps asking if she wants to set it as the default browser even after she tells it yes each time, and she can't access the User Accounts settings from the new ... Read more

A:Solved: Group policy client service failed to start error - please help!

I think we've got this resolved. Unfortunately, there have been so many steps that I'm not sure which were neccessary. These includes:
* The instructions here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...gon-user/4ed66b21-c23e-42f1-98b2-706dcf931fae
(changing some registry entries for the profile)
* Uninstalling Symantec, which had an automatic scan that had been interrupted and was stuck not being able to complete or be cancelled.
* The final bit of fix that worked was (hope I'm getting this all right):
1) Clearing the registry entries as above.
2) Renaming the profile folder.
3) Restarting the computer and letting it create a new profile folder with the same name.
4) Copying the ntuser files from the newly created profile to the old profile.
5) Deleting the new profile and renaming the old profile back.
And now things seem to be working, though she had to run setup on some programs again.

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Since the beginning of the year we have had some users login and not receive the group policy settings.
Event ID 1058 and Error Code 1326.
ErrorDescription Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

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Windows 7(x86) HP (SP1) desktop.. Avast Free, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D (scan daily, all report clean).

I'm getting constant Error 1303 Insufficient Priveledges when trying to install.. anything at all, even when Run As Admin. I managed to get a couple programs installes by digging into the ProgramData folder, and trying multiple attempts and changes to Take Ownership, Run As Admin, Properties, Sharing.. etc.. I just dont get it.. I even disabled Avast thinking it might be blocking.. something..

To top it off, when I enabled the hidden Admin User acct to try to install with the Admin acct, I attemp to sign in as Admin.. I get "Group Policy failure, unable to login" then it flips back to my user acct screen.

I am unable to change any setting in the HomeGroup sharing either. Everything is stuck on Share With Nobody.

There are multiple fails going on here, they're all Share settings based.. but I just cant change anything.

A:Error 1303 Insufficient Privledge whn Run as Admin & Group Policy fail

Nothing, no one has ever seen this?

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Will either of these allow me to restrict drive access to a single user only? I've tried to restrict drive access with Group Policy Editor but it applies the restriction globally--even to me the administrator.

Could anyone let me know if this is possible and how to do it?

Much thanks.

A:Group Policy Editor or Local Security Policy

I take it that you want to restrict access to this drive to everyone but yourself. Which drive are you referring to, is it locally connected or via a network?

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Windows Defender in Windows 7 OS
Error Code 0x800704ec
Won't allow me to open it due to a group policy is apply by the administrator which I check don't exist
I try every kind of Antivirus programs and spyware, malware security removal program and I also try to fix the group policy which it don't exist.
I'm RogerRogerC

A:Windows 7 Defender won't open because a group policy issue and error code is 0x800704ec

Please try the suggestions from the link below to check whether Windows Defender can be started.
Error message trying to start Windows

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gpedit.msc fails: could not open the Group Policy Object on this computer, details: unspecified error
After start of gpedit.msc there's message: (i have polish version of OS, so translation may be incorrect)

Group Policy Error: Unable to open the Group Policy Object on this computer. You may not have sufficient rights. Details: Unspecified error.

After this Local Group Policy Editor appear, but there's no possibility to do anything, and there's no any elements of tree.

OS: Win 7 Prof 6.1.7601 SP1, There's no changes in GPO. Computer is not part of domain.
I used SFC to check system, according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833, with no effect. Of course, current user is in administrators group, and LUA (UAC) is off.

In Event Viewer i found two errors:
Windows Firewall did not apply the following rule:
Information on rules:
Name: Basic network operations - Protocol IPHTTPS (inbound TCP)
Information about the error:
Cause: The local port is empty.
Windows Firewall did not apply the following rule:
Information on rules:
ID: CoreNet-Teredo-In
Name: Basic network operations - Teredo (UDP inbound traffic)
Information about the error:
Cause: The local port is empty.
But I don't know how to fix them. It appear, when I'm starting gpedit.msc

A:gpedit.msc fails: could not open the Group Policy Object on this computer, details: unspecified error

Does this issue occur to all users?
Have you tried to create a new user to test?
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Hi all!

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit on a domain

I've NEVER seen this before and I cant figure it out.

I have a group policy set on an OU named LAPTOPS. The policy gets applied, however the User Config\Windows Setting\Scripts\Logon DOES NOT. When you run the GPRESULTS on the laptop, I see the policy settings being applied EXCEPT for the LOGON script. Its not there. I dont see any errors and cant figure out why Windows would ignore this one setting in the policy but apply the rest. I've tried deleting and recreating the policy but that does not work. Also made sure I did a GPUPDATE /FORCE

Thanks in advance!

A:Group Policy Applies Policy EXCEPT for 1 Setting!

Is a policy enforced on a domain or site level?

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pls help me out in this issue . i am having 20 systems i want to impletement group policies on all machines in a workgroup

how can i do that this is an windows 2000 professional environment

A:How to configure group policy in work group


Walk to each computer and set the policies on each computer. If you are not in a domain environment you are basically have to set each one manually.

My only other thought is if all the computers are exactly the same make and model and you have some type of imaging software. You could make a standard install on one computer with all the settings you want and then use that computer to image all the other computers on your network.

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I'm running Windows 7 Home Edition. I ave a HP Pavillion g 7 1222 nr Notebook PC. The other night my dog knocked the power cord out of the wall when I got up and turned on my computer l got the following error

Failed to connect to a Windows service. Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client Service. The problem prevents standard users from logging into the system. As an administrative user you can review the system event log for details about why the system didn't respond.

Had a X on the Speaker and Internet icon in my system tray. Can play movies no sound. As to Internet it said no Internet available which is not true.Then went I try to get into my computer, control panel,and most any other programs I get another error {Z6EE0668A00A-4407-9371-BEB064C98683\0\{05D7B0F4-2121-4EFF-BF68-ED3F69B894D9}The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect check the user name and password.

When I try an open some of my files or programs I get a popup window that wants to know if I want the program to make changes to my hard drive I can't get one to come up at the moment to give more detail. Probably because I have click on most of them at first I clicked yes then I decided that was probably not a good idea. Either way programs still didn't open.

I also had been getting a blank screen popping up every once in a while before all this other happened and on the top it said C:\Program Files (x86)Driver Pack Notifier\bin\Too... Read more

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Is it possible to set administrators to one GP and standard users to another? I want to disable Command Prompt, Task Mgr and lockout all USB and CD drives for standard users but allow administrators to access all of those.

How do i set different group polices depending on user?

Thanks in advance

A:Set Group Policy different for each user group?

Yep. As long as the policies you want to deploy to those groups are per-user (i.e. within the user configuration section of GP Editor), then you can use a tool like Microsoft's GPMC to "security filter" the effects of a GPO to a particular user group. Or, you might want to check out Desktop Policy Manager--www.sdmsoftware.com/desktop_management, which provides a simplified web interface into Group Policy and makes targeting by group much simpler (full disclosure--I work for this company).


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I am attempting to use bitlocker encryption but I am receiving the following error, "The Group Policy settings for bitlocker startup options are in conflict and cannot be applied. Contact system administrator for more information."

I HAVE changed the group policy settings to ALLOW bitlocker without a compatible TPM since I would like to use a USB key.

I made sure I am logged on as the administrator.

I am on Windows 7 pro.

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