If this Registry.pol file becomes corrupted before the new settings are applied to the users or to the computers that are affected by that policy, the new changes to that policy are not applied.
There is no workaround for this issue. You must re-create the Registry.pol file. You can detect that the Group Policy editor did not successfully open the Registry.pol file by enabling user environment logging on the client computer.For additional information about how to use the Userenv.log file to debug policy problems, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
USERENV(e0.524) 14:32:06:429 ParseRegistryFile: Entering with <corrupted_Registry.pol>.
USERENV(e0.524) 14:32:06:429 ParseRegistryFile: Invalid file version.
USERENV(e0.524) 14:32:06:429 ParseRegistryFile: Leaving.
USERENV(e0.524) 14:32:06:429 ProcessGPORegistryPolicy: ParseRegistryFile failed.
USERENV(e0.524) 14:32:06:439 ProcessGPOList: ProcessGPORegistryPolicy failed.
USERENV(e0.524) 14:32:06:439 ProcessGPOs: Extension Registry ProcessGroupPolicy failed, status 0x80004005.
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Date Time Version Size File name
14-Feb-2003 12:49 5.0.2195.6621 42,256 Basesrv.dll
14-Feb-2003 12:49 5.0.2195.6660 222,992 Gdi32.dll
14-Feb-2003 12:49 5.0.2195.6656 710,928 Kernel32.dll
25-Feb-2003 11:39 5.0.2195.6669 333,072 Msgina.dll
31-Jan-2003 12:51 5.0.2195.6661 90,232 Rdpwd.sys
10-Feb-2003 15:22 5.0.2195.6663 166,912 Sp3res.dll
25-Feb-2003 11:39 5.0.2195.6666 379,664 User32.dll
25-Feb-2003 11:39 5.0.2195.6671 385,296 Userenv.dll
24-Feb-2003 13:02 5.0.2195.6669 1,620,176 Win32k.sys
06-Feb-2003 09:04 5.0.2195.6663 181,008 Winlogon.exe
14-Feb-2003 12:49 5.0.2195.6655 243,472 Winsrv.dll
25-Feb-2003 11:41 5.0.2195.6661 90,200 Rdpwd.sys
25-Feb-2003 11:39 5.0.2195.6656 710,928 Kernel32.dll
Article ID: 814751 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3