Problem with GPO’s and Active Directory

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Windows 2000 Server
I was wondering if anyone out there has experienced the same problem. We are currently operating in a Windows 2000 Domain using Advanced Server on my domain controllers. Additionally I have member servers running W2k and W2k3, Windows 2000 Pro and Windows XP clients. All total about 7,000 devices. All devices are running with the latest service packs and fixes applied. Recently I have begun to experience the following error message when I try and update some GPO?s (not all) using the supplied Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in on any Domain Controller and I am setup to allow any DC to accept updates to GPO?s. The error is: The following entry in the [strings] section is too long and has been truncated. If you enable any policies for the security page, it is strongly recommended that you also configure policy to disable the security page from being presented in the UI to prevent users from believing that they can change their security settings, nn You can disable the security page using the policy located at Administrative TemplateWindows ComponentsInternet Explorer/Internet Co The error appears in a pop-up and can only be cleared by ending the task through Task Manager. Now for the really weird part. When using the latest Group Policy Management mmc from a XP box the error does not occur. I can create and alter any GPO without the error message appearing. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks RWJ

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Works OK on our domain from a Win2000Pro with Microsoft Management Console v1.2 in our W2K domain (no mix, Win2000 for all servers and workstations).

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  • HumbleNetAdmin
    You will find that if you click, or hold down the Enter gear until all the errors are gone, that your GPO editor will come up and you can edit GPO's. I have the same issue, although I have not attempted to fix it yet, it is not that big an issue. I get the errors on the servers if I attempt to edit GPO's, but since I do the GPO editing from my XP box, I am not to worried about. Check out this link for info and solution to prob. Good luck http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;842933#XSLTH3152120124120121120120
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  • Clehr68
    I had this same problem when migrating from 2000 to 2003. I called Microsoft and they sent me a patch that fixed the problem. They told me support was free for problems occuring with an upgrade from 2000 to 2003 so I was not charged. The only thing with the patch is it does require a reboot of the server before the error goes away.
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  • HumbleNetAdmin
    Error in my previous post, I had typed "Click or hold down the Enter gear" for some odd reason! That shoud have been, "Click or hold down the Enter Key". I often cant get my fingers and brain on the same train of thought :) heh heh.
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  • Win2k34u
    Have you reviewed Microsoft KB842933? There is a download available with this article that may help.
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  • Rjournitz574
    Thanks to all who replied. Microsoft KB842933 did the trick. RWJ
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