Restoring Registry.pol file

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Bill, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I have encountered an issue where it appears my Machine\registry.pol file has
    become corrupted on my main Domain GPO. I have an Windows 2003 AD enviroment
    with some Windows 2000 Domain Controllers. When I try to edit the Domain GPO
    I get an error saying "Failed to open the Group Policy Object. You may not
    have appropriate rights."

    When I go into the Group Policy Management MMC under Computer Configuration
    Administrative templates I see the following:

    The following errors were encountered:
    The file
    "\\servername.hoc.nrc.gov\sysvol\hoc.nrc.gov\Policies\{GUID}\Machine\registry.pol"
    is not in a valid format. The file might be corrupt. Use Group Policy Object
    Editor to reconfigure the settings in this extension.

    Do I have to do a complete system state restore to restore the registry.pol
    file? Or is there a way to just restore that file?

    I am able to access all other GPOs in all other containers other than the
    main GPO.

    Thanks for any help!!
    Bill
     
    Bill, Dec 14, 2007
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  2. Bill

    Jorge Silva Guest

    Using GPMC you can delete that one (assuming that isn't the Default domain
    policy neither the Domain controllers policy), then create a new one with
    the same name and use GPMC to imp+ort from backup.

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    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
     
    Jorge Silva, Dec 14, 2007
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  3. Bill

    Bill Guest

    It is the default domain policy.

     
    Bill, Dec 14, 2007
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  4. Bill

    Jorge Silva Guest

    in that case you have Dcgpofix that rebuilds the Default domain policy and
    doomain controllers policy from scratch, be aware that this cmd will wipeout
    all existing configs for these policies.

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    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
     
    Jorge Silva, Dec 14, 2007
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  5. In my case I had only created one setting when, for whatever reason, the process stopped responding. I removed the registry.pol file and created the setting again. All is well :)



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    Restoring Registry.pol file
    14-Dec-07

    I have encountered an issue where it appears my Machine\registry.pol file has
    become corrupted on my main Domain GPO. I have an Windows 2003 AD enviroment
    with some Windows 2000 Domain Controllers. When I try to edit the Domain GPO
    I get an error saying "Failed to open the Group Policy Object. You may not
    have appropriate rights.

    When I go into the Group Policy Management MMC under Computer Configuration
    Administrative templates I see the following

    The following errors were encountered:
    The file
    "\\servername.hoc.nrc.gov\sysvol\hoc.nrc.gov\Policies\{GUID}\Machine\registry.pol"
    is not in a valid format. The file might be corrupt. Use Group Policy Object
    Editor to reconfigure the settings in this extension.

    Do I have to do a complete system state restore to restore the registry.pol
    file? Or is there a way to just restore that file

    I am able to access all other GPOs in all other containers other than the
    main GPO

    Thanks for any help!
    Bill

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