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I keep getting the error message

"Failed to open the Group Policy Object. You may not have appropriate rights. Details: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."

When trying to add a group policy on the domain controller.

I'm logging in with my account on the domain but have all administrative privileges available on the server (Windows 2003).

I ran dcdiag and it produced the error: An Error Event occured. EventID: 0xC101003B Event String could not be retrieved

Ideas?

Thanks

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You have administrative privileges on the server, or the domain? –  Nixphoe Aug 11 '11 at 19:29
    
What groups is your user account in? –  joeqwerty Aug 11 '11 at 19:31
    
should be both. Even logging in with the administrator account on the server will not allow changes. –  wyo9089 Aug 11 '11 at 19:40
    
My account is in Administrators group, DnsAdmins, Domin Admins, Domain Users –  wyo9089 Aug 11 '11 at 19:42
    
dcdiag (if this is on a domain controller) or netdiag show any errors? –  Nixphoe Aug 11 '11 at 19:58

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I found the solution. Rebooted the server after hours and I'm now able to edit group policies. Simple enough.

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