Unable to backup specific GPO

Md. Mahfuzur Rahman 346 Reputation points

Unable to backup specific GPO.

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  1. Wesley Li-MSFT 4,381 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    The error message “Invalid pointer” that you’re seeing during the GPO backup process is typically associated with an issue accessing the necessary files or attributes. Here are some steps you can try:

    Check the GPO’s existence in SYSVOL: Ensure that the GPO exists in the SYSVOL directory.

    Run DSQuery: You could run a DSQuery against the Directory Services object that’s causing the issue. This might help identify if any attribute values are missing or incorrectly populated.

    Check for long file paths: If the file path is too long, it could cause issues with the backup process. You might need to shorten the file path or move the GPO to a location with a shorter path.

    Use an alternative method for backup: If you’re still having issues, you could try using an alternative method for backing up the GPO. For example, you could try running the backup remotely from a Windows 10 workstation with Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.

    Suppress errors: If you just want to continue and not be bothered with the errors, you can try suppressing errors using -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue as a parameter on the backup cmdlet.

    Remember to run these commands in an elevated command prompt (run as administrator).

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