On your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, group policies
may not be applied as you expect. When you view the application log of the
event viewer, you see error data that is similar to the following:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event ID: 1058
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO
file must be present at the location
(Access is denied) Group Policy processing aborted.
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Time: 7:30:46 AM
Description: Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy
objects. A message that describes the reason for this was previously logged by
the policy engine.
This issue may occur if both of the following conditions
- Your Windows XP-based computer is a member of a
- The Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) client is
The \\Active Directory Domain
\Sysvol share is a special share that requires the DFS client
to make a connection.Note
This issue may also occur if "Everyone" has been removed from the
root drive NTFS file system permissions. If "Everyone" has been removed from
the root drive NTFS permissions, restore
the "Everyone" group's NTFS permissions on the root folder by granting
"Everyone" the special Read and Execute NTFS permissions on the root folder
To resolve this issue, turn on the DFS client. To do this,
follow these steps.Important
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
- Click Start, and then click
- In the Open box, type
regedt32, and then click OK.
- In the Registry Editor window, locate the following
- In the right details pane, double-click
The DFS client is turned off if the
value in the Value data box is 1.
The DFS client is turned on if the value in the
Value data box is 0.
- In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box that
appears, type 0 in the Value data box,
and then click OK.
- On the File menu, click
Exit to quit Registry Editor.
Additionally, turn on File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks on the interface. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to Connect
To, and then click Show all connections.
- Right-click the appropriate connection, and then click
- Click the General tab.
- Under This connection uses the following
items, verify that the check box next to File and Printer
Sharing for Microsoft Networks is selected, and then click
information about problems that may occur when Windows applies group policies,
click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft
Files on network shares Open slowly or read-only or you receive an error message
Under this scenario on a Microsoft Windows
2000-based computer, you receive the following event IDs:
- UserEnv Event ID 1000SceCli Event ID 1001
These are different from the event IDs that you receive on a
Windows XP-based computer.