Windows 2008: Can't create new GPOs

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Marc Borst, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Marc Borst

    Marc Borst Guest

    Hello NG,

    in my Windows 2008 domain (2008 native mode) I'm not able to create any new
    GPOs using the GPMC. I receive the error message "data present in the reparse
    point buffer is invalid". I already checked the reparse points like described
    on

    http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/cs-CZ/winserverGP/thread/191f7695-5af9-49af-9b3c-4bf90c4ecbcd/

    Everything is correct. The creation of GPOs doesn't work neither on the DC
    locally nor on any other server. All FSMOs are working well.

    Has anyone an idea to solve that?

    Regards
    Marc
     
    Marc Borst, Jun 11, 2008
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  2. Hello Marc,

    What version is the GPMC? Is the server an actual verion or a RC version?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Jun 11, 2008
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  3. Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Jun 11, 2008
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  4. Marc Borst

    Marc Borst Guest

    The GPMC is Version 6.0.0.1 (the original one delivered with 2008 Server).
    The server is the actual version with SP1.

    Regards
    Marc
     
    Marc Borst, Jun 11, 2008
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  5. Marc Borst

    Marc Borst Guest

    DCgpofix delivered in Windows 2008 tells me that the used schema version is
    not compatible with the tool. Even using /ignoreschema it doesn't work. Seems
    that the tool hasn't been updated for a 2008 schema.
     
    Marc Borst, Jun 11, 2008
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  6. Marc Borst

    Marc Borst Guest

    I tried it again with dcgpofix /igoreschema. Now the tool worked, but
    without success.
     
    Marc Borst, Jun 11, 2008
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  7. Do you have any error messages that go along with it?


    Have you done any health checks on sysvol?

    A quick check running repadmin?

    repadmin /ReplSum
    -or-
    repadmin.exe /showrepl dc* /verbose /all /intersite > c:\repl.txt
     
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Jun 12, 2008
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  8. Marc Borst

    Marc Borst Guest

    Hi Paul,

    found the problem. If you have the Resource Manager for Fileservices
    installed, you receive this error message. After the uninstallation of this
    role service everything works.

    Regards
    Marc
     
    Marc Borst, Jun 12, 2008
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  9. Hello Marc,

    I will test it on my system if can reproduce it. Thanks for the update.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Jun 12, 2008
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  10. Not sure why that is but it shouldn't be. I'm guessing there are other
    pieces at work as well, but just not well understood.

    Anyway good work in resolving your issue.
     
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Jun 12, 2008
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  11. Hello Marc,

    I installed the FSRM and can still create, delete and edit GPO's without
    any problem. Tested with new and old GPO's also with closed and opened FSRM
    console and expanded server manager role for FSRM.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Jun 12, 2008
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  12. Yeah, that doesn't surprise me, there is something else in the mix.
     
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Jun 13, 2008
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  13. Hello Paul Bergson [MVP-DS],

    I have the same opinion, only wanted to make sure also for myself.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Jun 13, 2008
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  14. Marc,

    Is there a file screen filter for *.ini files configured for the SYSVOL
    when you see this behavior?

    cheers,

    Florian
     
    Florian Frommherz [MVP], Jun 18, 2008
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  15. Marc Borst

    DOCTOR_C Guest

    I have experienced this same problem ("the reparse buffer point is invalid"
    message and you're unable to create GPOs or they don't work at all) last
    April 2008. I've traced the culprit to two features in Windows Server 2008
    DataCenter Edition (I don't know what version you're using) - DFS and File
    Screening. If you install one or both, you get the same problem.

    My DB Server was also the PDC in my network. I don't know if microsoft said
    "you can't install DFS or File Screening feature on a PDC/DC." So I didn't
    install the two and everything worked fine. But I like these features as well
    and will try to test how to implement them correctly in my setup. I don't
    know if this is a bug or a simple mistake on the part of the admin. What do
    you think?

    --
    psychdr


     
    DOCTOR_C, Jul 5, 2008
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