I am receiving the following error with a yellow exclamation mark in the group policy results wizard when deploying software using a GPO.

Security has requested to process its policy settings again. This can be due to non-critical errors occurring during the previous processing of policy.

Additional information may have been logged. Review the Policy Events tab in the console or the application event log for events between 8/09/2013 3:24:54 p.m. and 8/09/2013 3:25:21 p.m..

It only occurs on one particular client, an identical computer with the same policy settings does not throw the same error. I have checked the event viewer on the local machine and the only error in the above time frame is one saying:

Completed Security Extension Processing in 26739 milliseconds.

Does anyone have any idea whats causing the issue.

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I managed to solve this myself. To find the error I had to dive into the winlogon log file. The problem was my policy was enabling the built-in administrator account but the password was empty and failed the password complexity requirements. I had to also add the administrator account with a password as another policy. Hope this helps someone else.

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