Group Policy Problem

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Recently I let a close friend look after my house which included my computer
system. I set up enough rights for this person to install games but not to
change any files or settings that could, i thought, drastically modify my
system. I came back and found after deleting his tempory user account that my
group policy settings are missing, could this be a registry hack on my
friends account? or can this change be done remotley?

I would appreciate any help on this matter as I would like to restore some
kind of security/policy on my system.

On loading the GPedit.msc I go to security settings for my system and am
greeted with a dlg box quoting

"The group policy security settings that apply to this machine could not be
determined. The error returned when trying to retrieve these settings from
the local security policy database
(%windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb)was: The parameter is incorrect"

The file is in the above said folder and am clueless at what action to take
as re installing XP is a painstaking option.


Thanks in advance.

DC
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Please visit the experts in the Group Policy newsgroup
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.group_p­olicy

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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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    "David C" wrote:

    | Recently I let a close friend look after my house which included my computer
    | system. I set up enough rights for this person to install games but not to
    | change any files or settings that could, i thought, drastically modify my
    | system. I came back and found after deleting his tempory user account that my
    | group policy settings are missing, could this be a registry hack on my
    | friends account? or can this change be done remotley?
    |
    | I would appreciate any help on this matter as I would like to restore some
    | kind of security/policy on my system.
    |
    | On loading the GPedit.msc I go to security settings for my system and am
    | greeted with a dlg box quoting
    |
    | "The group policy security settings that apply to this machine could not be
    | determined. The error returned when trying to retrieve these settings from
    | the local security policy database
    | (%windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb)was: The parameter is incorrect"
    |
    | The file is in the above said folder and am clueless at what action to take
    | as re installing XP is a painstaking option.
    |
    |
    | Thanks in advance.
    |
    | DC
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    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5BLN%5D;278316
    ESENT event IDs 1000, 1202, 412, and 454 are logged repeatedly in the Application log

    The above will walk you through rebuiling the security database.

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    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
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    Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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    "David C" <DavidC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2C0C2110-3B42-4BA9-9595-6506FA761CD5@microsoft.com...
    > Recently I let a close friend look after my house which included my computer
    > system. I set up enough rights for this person to install games but not to
    > change any files or settings that could, i thought, drastically modify my
    > system. I came back and found after deleting his tempory user account that my
    > group policy settings are missing, could this be a registry hack on my
    > friends account? or can this change be done remotley?
    >
    > I would appreciate any help on this matter as I would like to restore some
    > kind of security/policy on my system.
    >
    > On loading the GPedit.msc I go to security settings for my system and am
    > greeted with a dlg box quoting
    >
    > "The group policy security settings that apply to this machine could not be
    > determined. The error returned when trying to retrieve these settings from
    > the local security policy database
    > (%windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb)was: The parameter is incorrect"
    >
    > The file is in the above said folder and am clueless at what action to take
    > as re installing XP is a painstaking option.
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > DC
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