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When you update Group Policy security settings on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, the following event is logged in the Application log:This event indicates that the operation was successful. However, Group Policy security settings are not actually applied to the computer. When you view the Userenv.log file in the %systemroot%\Debug\Usermode folder, you see entries that are similar to the following:
For example, you experience these symptoms if you run the secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy /enforce command to force an update of Group Policy security settings.
USERENV(b8.324) 18:18:14:894 ProcessGPORegistryPolicy: Failed to create archive file with 5
USERENV(b8.324) 18:18:14:894 ProcessGPOList: ProcessGPORegistryPolicy failed.
USERENV(b8.324) 18:18:14:894 ProcessGPOs: Extension Registry ProcessGroupPolicy failed, status 0x80004005.
This problem may occur in situations where permissions are set on the Ntuser.pol file, and these permissions deny access to this file. If the Ntuser.pol file cannot be accessed, Group Policy processing is not completed successfully. In this scenario, no events are logged to the Application log to notify you that Group Policy is not applied to the computer.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
PrerequisitesThis hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 23-Mar-2004 17:17 5.0.2195.6824 42,256 Basesrv.dll 20-Sep-2003 15:45 5.0.2195.6824 236,304 Cmd.exe 19-Jun-2003 11:05 5.0.2195.6660 233,744 Gdi32.dll 23-Mar-2004 17:17 5.0.2195.6824 54,544 Mpr.dll 28-Aug-2004 20:53 5.0.2195.6958 335,120 Msgina.dll 23-Mar-2004 17:17 5.0.2195.6892 90,264 Rdpwd.sys 26-Aug-2004 15:28 5.0.2195.6970 5,893,632 Sp3res.dll 23-Mar-2004 17:17 5.0.2195.6897 403,216 User32.dll 28-Aug-2004 20:53 5.0.2195.6972 393,488 Userenv.dll 10-Mar-2004 17:37 5.0.2195.6898 181,520 Winlogon.exe 23-Mar-2004 17:17 5.0.2195.6897 742,160 Kernel32.dll 09-Aug-2004 18:51 5.0.2195.6966 1,632,624 Win32k.sys 25-Sep-2003 09:08 5.0.2195.6826 243,984 Winsrv.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies To" section.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 884559 - Last Review: October 26, 2006 - Revision: 2.5