Event ID 1000 and 1202 After Configuring Policies

This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.


After you modify group policies on a Windows 2000-based server, the following error messages may be recorded in the Application event log every five minutes:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: SceCli
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1202
Date: 21/09/1999
Time: 18:15:14
User: N/A
Computer: MachineName
Security policies are propagated with warning. 0x4b8 : An extended error occurred. Please look for more details in TroubleShooting section in Security Help.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 21/09/1999
Time: 18:15:14
Computer: SLDN220IN
The Group Policy client-side extension Security was passed flags (17) and returned a failure status code of (1208).


A conflict in Group Policy can cause these events to occur. These error messages can occur if the "Rename Administrator Account" security policy is enabled and then set to an account name that is already in use.


To resolve this issue, either disable the "Rename Administrator Account" policy or configure the policy to use an account name that does not exist.

For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

259576 Group Policy Application Rules for Domain Controllers
258595 Gpresult Does Not Enumerate Resultant Computer Security Policy

Article ID: 260715 - Last Review: Dec 16, 2009 - Revision: 1