Local Security Policy Will Not Open

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

I have a Windows 2000 Server running SP4 which is a member of a Workgroup.
I am experiencing a problem in that when I try to open the Local Security
Policy I get the message :-

"Failed to open the Group Policy Object on this computer. You may not have
appropriate rights." and "Unspecified Error".
I have also noticed that when I log in I get the following in the
Application event log :-

Event Type: Error
Event Source: SclgNtfy
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 21/06/2004
Time: 09:41:05
User: N/A
Computer: LLODIS02
Description:
Default local machine policy cannot be created. Error 80004005 to open
LocalMachinePolicy.

The server is logged on as an Administrator.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards
Tony Dawson
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

    Tony-
    Check the permissions of the folder c:\winnt\system32\grouppolicy. What do
    they say? They should have full control for local Administrators and System
    and read access for Authenticated users. Also check the files underneath
    there to see if they are generally the same. It could be that the perms on
    this folder got munged.

    Darren
    http://www.gpoguy.com

    "Tony Dawson" <invalid@invalid.org> wrote in message
    news:opr9xsrqtkn3javg@dawsontpibmr40.smcorp.speechmachines.com...
    > I have a Windows 2000 Server running SP4 which is a member of a Workgroup.
    > I am experiencing a problem in that when I try to open the Local Security
    > Policy I get the message :-
    >
    > "Failed to open the Group Policy Object on this computer. You may not have
    > appropriate rights." and "Unspecified Error".
    > I have also noticed that when I log in I get the following in the
    > Application event log :-
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: SclgNtfy
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 1001
    > Date: 21/06/2004
    > Time: 09:41:05
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: LLODIS02
    > Description:
    > Default local machine policy cannot be created. Error 80004005 to open
    > LocalMachinePolicy.
    >
    > The server is logged on as an Administrator.
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated.
    >
    > Regards
    > Tony Dawson
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

    You may have a corrupted secedit.sdb database. See the two links below on procedures
    to try. In addition, whenever you find Event ID's try going to http://eventid.net ,
    search http://Google.com web AND groups, and search the Knowledge Base at Microsoft
    which very often will be very helpful. --- Steve

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_scetroubletn.mspx
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278316

    "Tony Dawson" <invalid@invalid.org> wrote in message
    news:opr9xsrqtkn3javg@dawsontpibmr40.smcorp.speechmachines.com...
    > I have a Windows 2000 Server running SP4 which is a member of a Workgroup.
    > I am experiencing a problem in that when I try to open the Local Security
    > Policy I get the message :-
    >
    > "Failed to open the Group Policy Object on this computer. You may not have
    > appropriate rights." and "Unspecified Error".
    > I have also noticed that when I log in I get the following in the
    > Application event log :-
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: SclgNtfy
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 1001
    > Date: 21/06/2004
    > Time: 09:41:05
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: LLODIS02
    > Description:
    > Default local machine policy cannot be created. Error 80004005 to open
    > LocalMachinePolicy.
    >
    > The server is logged on as an Administrator.
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated.
    >
    > Regards
    > Tony Dawson
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

    Hi Tony

    Failing the other suggestions, try:

    Secedit /configure /db temp.sdb /cfg basicwk.inf /log temp.log

    Kind regards
    --
    Mark Renoden [MSFT]
    Windows Platform Support Team
    Email: markreno@online.microsoft.com

    Please note you'll need to strip ".online" from my email address to email
    me; I'll post a response back to the group.

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    "Tony Dawson" <invalid@invalid.org> wrote in message
    news:opr9xsrqtkn3javg@dawsontpibmr40.smcorp.speechmachines.com...
    >I have a Windows 2000 Server running SP4 which is a member of a Workgroup.
    >I am experiencing a problem in that when I try to open the Local Security
    >Policy I get the message :-
    >
    > "Failed to open the Group Policy Object on this computer. You may not have
    > appropriate rights." and "Unspecified Error".
    > I have also noticed that when I log in I get the following in the
    > Application event log :-
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: SclgNtfy
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 1001
    > Date: 21/06/2004
    > Time: 09:41:05
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: LLODIS02
    > Description:
    > Default local machine policy cannot be created. Error 80004005 to open
    > LocalMachinePolicy.
    >
    > The server is logged on as an Administrator.
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated.
    >
    > Regards
    > Tony Dawson
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

    Thanks to everyone who replied. This morning I have noticed some new disk
    errors have started appearing in the Event Log. I have ran a diagnostics
    program which indicates that the main disk is beginning to fail. I am sure
    that this will be the cause of our problems. I will get another disk from
    our Vendors and rebuild from scratch.

    Regards
    Tony Dawson


    On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 10:03:16 +0100, Tony Dawson <invalid@invalid.org>
    wrote:

    > I have a Windows 2000 Server running SP4 which is a member of a
    > Workgroup. I am experiencing a problem in that when I try to open the
    > Local Security Policy I get the message :-
    >
    > "Failed to open the Group Policy Object on this computer. You may not
    > have appropriate rights." and "Unspecified Error".
    > I have also noticed that when I log in I get the following in the
    > Application event log :-
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: SclgNtfy
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 1001
    > Date: 21/06/2004
    > Time: 09:41:05
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: LLODIS02
    > Description:
    > Default local machine policy cannot be created. Error 80004005 to open
    > LocalMachinePolicy.
    >
    > The server is logged on as an Administrator.
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated.
    >
    > Regards
    > Tony Dawson


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