issue with gpupdate /sync

fab bodia 1 Reputation point


When I perform a gpupdate /sync I get the error: "Failed to set policy mode. Error - The system cannot find the file specified" and gpupdate /force or boot works correctl.

I run the cmd as administrator.

Can anyone assist me?

Thanks a lot

Windows Group Policy
Windows Group Policy
A feature of Windows that enables policy-based administration using Active Directory.
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  1. jean-marc BUONOMANO 6 Reputation points

    Do you have multiple DCs?

    can you manually browse to the following location:


    Replace with your domain name.

    Are there folders in the policies folder?

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  2. jean-marc BUONOMANO 6 Reputation points

    Please check you can access to all your DC.
    Also check you DNS configuration.

    It is the same error with anoter DC?


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  3. Fan Fan 15,061 Reputation points

    Before going further, it would be helpful if you can confirm the status of the DCs with the following command :
    Dcdiag /v >c:\dcdiag1.log
    Repadmin /showrepl >C:\repl.txt
    Repadmin /showreps * 
    Repadmin /syncall /APeD

    Then confirm if there are any related events .
    If there are any error messages , you can share a screenshot here (Please hide the private information)!Note,it is not recommend sharing the logs here due to the security reason.

    Best Regards,