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I'm the it-admin in a small section of my university. For several days, some of our employees experienced connection issues with our server (win server 2008 and win7 clients). Applications are slow and freeze often and issues while saving files (connection lost to the server).

After having a look in the eventlog, the first thing I notived were several errors concerning group policy. Event ID 1058 with ErrorCode 64

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file "\xxx.local\sysvol\xxx.local\Policies{31blablaF9}\gpt.ini" from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:

a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.

b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).

c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.

And "\\xxx.local\sysvol\xxx.local\Policies\{31blablaF9}\gpt.ini" isn't accessible from any machine in the network. But "\\\sysvol\xxx.local\Policies\{31blablaF9}\gpt.ini" is. (With "yyy" as the name of the windows-server)

How can I change it to the path?

regards, Simon

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Do you have an orphaned/decommissioned domain controller that is still in AD somewhere? – Derrick Jun 27 '13 at 15:39
Also, you should check DCDIAG /V output for any errors – Dusan Bajic Jun 27 '13 at 15:54
browsing to \\domain.local should work from a computer. If it doesn't, then try pinging "domain.local" from a computer and see if a DC responds. If it doesn't, then I would check DNS domain records and dcdiag. – TheCleaner Jun 27 '13 at 16:29
no this is the only domain controller that is in the AD – Graslandpinguin Jun 27 '13 at 18:51
As a side note, you should probably be thinking about setting up second domain controller. – Bryan Jun 28 '13 at 14:43

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