Why can’t I open this Group Policy object?

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GPO
Group Policy Objects
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows Security
I am unable to open a Group Policy Object. The system cannot find the path specified in Windows Server 2003. I can open about half of the GPOs and edit them, but I can't open the other half. If I rebuild the GPO, it works fine. I have run DCDIAG (Clean), GPOTOOL (Clean), I have checked with ADSI Edit (Clean). I use the GPMC editor and I can see the GPO, look at all the properties but I am not able to edit the GPO. My servers are fully up to date, REPADMIN (Clean). I am lost here.

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Response by Brad Dinerman

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It appears that your <a href=”http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid45_gci1302854,00.html”>GPOs</a> have become corrupt; they may not be repairable. Or possibly you are logging on using an account that does not have access to modify them, though I suspect this is probably not the case.

Do you have backups for these GPOs? If not, then you may need to bite the bullet and manually recreate them, as you’ve indicated you’ve already started to do. If you do rebuild them, make sure to back them up from within GPMC once you’ve completed them, so that you can restore them in the event that they become corrupt again. (And if they do, then you have larger issues to deal with…)

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