I am getting the following error on my computers when trying to apply group policy settings. This is specific to changes to Services on the local computer:
User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer policy update has completed successfully. The following warning were encountered during computer policy processing: Windows field to apply the Group Policy Services Settings. Group Policy services setting might have its own log file. Please click on the "More information" link.
I turned on GPP logging and I get these errors:
Failed to open file. [ hr = 0x80070003 "The system cannot find the path specified." ] Error reading GPE XML data file. [ hr = 0x80070003 "The system cannot find the path specified." ] Completed loading of package. [ hr = 0x80070003 "The system cannot find the path specified." ] Completed apply GPO. [ hr = 0x80070003 "The system cannot find the path specified." ] Leaving ProcessGroupPolicyExServices() returned 0x00000003
That is all the information I get! I have service changes on multiple GPOs and NONE of them are taking effect. Even a brand new GPO with service changes will not work. Has anyone see this before?
Environment is Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 all on the same domain.
Found the issue for this problem.Turns out the primary policy was having trouble reading from the services.xml file. I removed it and remade the services changes and it all started applying again correctly. It might have been a race condition between the changes in some of the policies and the corrupted services.xml
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