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    Exclamation The processing of Group Policy Failed. Help!

    Hello,

    I've just installed Windows 7 64-bit and applied all updates (took me an eternity) including SP1. Joined it to our domain using the Network ID wizard. Restarted. Computer boots up and is joined to domain. Computer appears in our All Computers OU properly named. I log on and all drives are mapped...

    ...but when i run a gpupdate /force from the command line it tells me:

    The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not resolve the computer name. This could be caused by one of more of the following:
    a) Name resolution failure on the current Domain controller
    b) Active Directory Replication Latency (an account created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current Domain controller)


    We don't have another domain controller.

    Does anyone know why the Computer Configuration settings from Group Policy aren't being applied? It's applying the User Config settings...

    We are running 2008 R2 as our Domain Controller

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    time/time zone wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    time/time zone wrong?
    No that's all ok

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    This seems like a DNS related problem to me, but then again you joined the domain OK. Did there used to be more than one Domain Controller?

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    remove from domain / rejoin to domain make sure there is not duplicate names in AD if you have already tried this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    This seems like a DNS related problem to me, but then again you joined the domain OK. Did there used to be more than one Domain Controller?
    I've been joining new computers to the domain no problem for quite a while now- I just seem to be having issues all of a sudden. The PC has an SSD in it so it boots up mega fast- don't know if this could have anything to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    remove from domain / rejoin to domain make sure there is not duplicate names in AD if you have already tried this.
    Thanks for the tip. I've tried this a few time already with no joy.

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    The SSD should make no difference - as you say, just makes loading/processing data quicker. Are you running a gpupdate via wired or wireless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    The SSD should make no difference - as you say, just makes loading/processing data quicker. Are you running a gpupdate via wired or wireless?
    Wired. I did have to Sysprep this machine a few times (not catching it on boot up...!) :/ so I'm wondering if that may have affected it?

    I'm going to try removing the computer from the domain, removing the computer object from AD, sysprep with generalise and then re-add it. Think this could work?

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    You can Sysprep with generalize up to 3 times on Win 7. If you switched off a computer during the middle of Sysprep, this can ruin an image completely. It's better to let it run and lose one rearm.

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    is it hard wires with an intel network card if so try setting to cards properties to 100mb half duplex rather than auto detec see if that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    You can Sysprep with generalize up to 3 times on Win 7. If you switched off a computer during the middle of Sysprep, this can ruin an image completely. It's better to let it run and lose one rearm.
    I didn't switch it off during the Sysprep so that can be ruled out... Looks like this will be the last time i can do it! Fingers crossed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    is it hard wires with an intel network card if so try setting to cards properties to 100mb half duplex rather than auto detec see if that helps
    Thanks for the suggestion. I gave that a try but it didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. I gave that a try but it didn't work.
    try 10mb. Sometimes ive found auto negotiate can take longer that the pc gives it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    try 10mb. Sometimes ive found auto negotiate can take longer that the pc gives it
    Okay I shall give that a whirl and see if it helps.

    If this doesn't have any effect- what else could it be? I'd be mortified if i had to re-install Windows all over again.

    Could the fact it isn't activated yet make a difference to Machine Group Policy settings?

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