Windows 2003 AD --- "Failed to open the Group Policy Object."

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  1. Failed to open Group Policy Object. You may not have approriate rights.

    I have been getting this message each time I try to edit any of my GPO's..

    Could someone help please.
     
    CGarron-Library Systems, Sep 12, 2005
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  2. CGarron-Library Systems

    Todd J Heron Guest

    In order to isolate the problem, please follow the steps below:

    1. Can you open a new Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and add the
    "Group Policy Object Editor" and modify and/or create group policies in
    Active Directory after that?

    2. If so this may be caused by the register error. Go ahead to check
    this value in the registry:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\Open\Command

    Value should be %SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe "%1" %*

    3. If you still get an "Access denied" error after this please make a
    new key in the following location in the Registry.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\Open\Command
    Under the above folder create a new key of type REG_EXPAND_SZ with the
    following value:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe "%1" %*

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    wrote in message Failed to open Group Policy Object. You may not have approriate rights.

    I have been getting this message each time I try to edit any of my GPO's..

    Could someone help please.
     
    Todd J Heron, Sep 12, 2005
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  3. Todd,
    I tried your suggestion and was able to setup a local computer Snap-in
    but could not do it for any of the other gpo's. I deleted the default
    key(even though it looked correct) and add the new key you suggested.

    What else could it be????
     
    CGarron-Library Systems, Sep 12, 2005
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    CGarron-Library Systems, Sep 12, 2005
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