An extended error has occurred. Failed to save Local Policy Database.

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Aaron Guilmette, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. I'm getting this error when attempting to grant a user any rights through
    the local security policy. When I open up the Local Security Policy and
    navigate to "User Rights Assignment," I can open a policy and add a setting,
    but when I click OK, I get this error:

    "An extended error has occurred. Failed to save Local Policy Database."

    Click through the box, and the name appears in the list, but when you
    close/reopen the Local Security Policy, it's gone.

    Any ideas? I need an account to be able to log on as a service because it
    has to send mail.

    Aaron Guilmette, Aug 15, 2005
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  2. Sounds like your secedit.sdb may be corrupt. There are a couple of ways that
    often will resolve that as per the links below. I would try using esentutl
    first for a repair attempt. First check that permissions are correct on the
    folder and file itself in \windows\security\database where by default
    administrators and system would have full control. --- Steve
    Steven L Umbach, Aug 15, 2005
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