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May 28 2009   5:45AM GMT

Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

You get the Event Log Error….

Event Type:              Error
Event Source:           Userenv
Event Category:        None
Event ID:  1058
Date:                        5/27/2009
Time:                        10:25:00 AM
User:                        NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:                domain controller name
Description: Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=domain,DC=com. The file must be present at the location <\\domain\sysvol\\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini>. (Access is denied. ). Group Policy processing aborted. 

Here is the quick fix… download Windows Server 200x Support Tools, run the cmd prompt inside of the new folder created in Start; Programs; Support tools… then run “dfsutil /purgemupcache” on the server which is seeing the errors.

After that the errors should be gone!


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  • Andrianov
    YES!!!!! Absolutely true for me. Thanks!!!
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