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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Solving GPO Administration Problems

From the initial creation of GPOs to the editing of GPOs and the management of all aspects of Group Policy, many areas of the operating system and Active Directory are involved. If any of these areas becomes corrupt, unavailable, misconfigured, or inaccessible, your access to GPOs and GPO settings can be affected.

Many aspects of administering GPOs can be affected. In essence, they fall into five general areas:

  • Creating GPOs

  • Linking GPOs

  • Editing GPO settings

  • Managing GPOs

  • Viewing GPO settings

Let’s look at some root problems that can prohibit you from accessing GPOs or from performing GPO administration tasks as desired.

Domain Controller Running the PDC Emulator Is Not Available

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