Failed to open the group policy object

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Gilbert, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Gilbert

    Gilbert Guest

    I am running Windows 2003 server and I have 5 domain controllers. I have all
    the updates done. I am logged in as Administrator but whenever I try to open
    "any" group policy and edit it, I get this:

    Failed to open the group policy object, you may not have appropriate rights.
    Details: The network name cannot be found.

    I made sure that all the appropriate permissions are given on the Sysvol
    share and on the policies folder and subfolders.

    I've read some Microsoft articles but they didn't fix the problem:
    Gilbert, Feb 9, 2006
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  2. Gilbert


    Are you trying to edit the GPO frm the DC that has PDC Role???? It shoukd
    not matter it shoudl work.

    Just try to edit yr GPO on the DC taht holds the PDC role.

    Anthign in the event viewer
    WILDPACKET, Feb 9, 2006
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    Gilbert Guest

    Gilbert, Feb 9, 2006
  4. Gilbert

    Cary Shultz Guest

    You might want to take a look at the following link: is a great source for trouble shooting problems.

    Christian also mentioned dcdiag (from the Support Tools). The Support Tools
    are a wonder group of utilities that will make your life as a SYS Admin a
    whole lot easier. I would strongly suggest that you (and everyone, for that
    matter) install the Support Tools.
    Cary Shultz, Feb 10, 2006
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