Corrupted GPO

George Lazar at
Tue Jun 29 05:17:04 MDT 2010

Matthieu Patou-7 wrote:
>   On 29/06/2010 13:38, George Lazar wrote:
>> Hi Wilco,
>> I'm using dsa.msc with GPMC from an Windows XP machine. Now the errors
>> that
>> I have once I open GPMC:
>> "The system cannot open the device or file specified"
> Can you make a trace with wireshark and put it somewhere accessible ?
> Attached! XP host with dsa:, Samba 4 DC:
> I have started the capture, open dsa.msc, open GPMC and then click on GPO
> and the errors:
> "The system cannot find .." and then click on existing OU - Create or link
> existing GPO - "The directory service is not available"
> LDAP not working anymore - reboot.
>> click ok and and under domain at Group Policy Objects I don't have any
>> policy anymore. If I want to create a new one I got:
>> "The specified server cannot perform the requested operation"
>>   and right after that:
>> "The directory service is unavailable"
>>   and then I have to reboot the server in order to be able to
>> authenticate
>> against the LDAP.
> The same for here, make a trace
>> Sometimes there is no necessary a reboot and I can see GPOs linked to the
>> OUs and are working but I can't create a new one and I don't see them
>> anymore on the GPO list.
>> I have tried to manually delete the folder with the last policy that I
>> have
>> created but the situation is the same, even after a reboot.
> Please send us the list of gpo object as I wrote in my previous email.
>> I'm really desperate..
> Do you have backups ?
> Yes, I have an 6 days old backup..
> wireshark 
> -- 
> Matthieu Patou
> Samba Team

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