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Server 2008 r2 GPT.ini file deleted/missing


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#1 chianderson

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 11:36 AM

So I recently found that the gpt.ini file was missing/deleted from our domain controller.  I've gone through our backups to see if I could restore from there but it's missing in each one.  The GPO is still in the group policy manager and the folder in the sysvol directory is there.  So just the GPT.ini file is gone.  Is there a way to restore/recreate/fix/import the missing file?  If not, what is the best method to repair the default group policy file?

 

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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

Can you navigate to that file in Sysvol using Windows Explorer, or is it gone completely?

 

If it's missing entirely, you can try recreating it. Make sure to change the GUID of the replacement default group policy: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/556025



#3 JohnnyJammer

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 06:07 PM

I wonder if he will reply back, anyway.

query the key here "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\State\Machine" this should give you the machine GPO's and like techguy said you should be able to get the GUID.

I would then use rsop.msc and see what fails and where to see where the GPO was meant to be applied IE((Machine or User, this can be obtained from the reg key above as well (GPOID))



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 07:06 AM

Thanks for the replies guys, I used the dcgpofix to rebuild the default group policy which has resolved the issue.






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