I am attempting to create a proxy settings GPO in Windows Server 2008 via the Group Policy Management application. When I set user configurations from the administrative template (eg Disable changing proxy) and do a gpupdate on the Windows 7 client, the return says it failed, check the event viewer. The event viewer states the file specified cannot be found registry.pol. When I check the location mentioned the file it is looking for is not there, but when I remove the admin template config the error goes away but the GPO settings do not get applied on the Windows 7 client (eg the Proxy settings).

Any idea?

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I'd use RSOP. and check if that works on that machine, check that the windows 7 is legal and legit. and check event viewer with https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Get-event-logs-errors-and-6871f163

Look for errors in the Event logs in server and computers

  • Thanks, I am getting event ID 1096. Looks like GPM isn't creating the GUID folder. Tried recreating the GPO several times and no GUID folder is created.
    – JasonMail
    May 19, 2017 at 18:21
  • Well that's the problem then, check the permissions of the sysvol. technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/… May 19, 2017 at 18:51
  • Dont forget to add it as an anwer if that solved your issue May 19, 2017 at 22:23

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