Event ID 1030 — Group Policy Preprocessing (Active Directory)
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Group Policy processing requires Active Directory. The Group Policy service reads and updates information stored in Active Directory. The absence of Active Directory (or a domain controller) prevents Group Policy from applying to the computer or user.
|Product:||Windows Operating System|
|Message:||The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to retrieve new Group Policy settings for this user or computer. Look in the Details tab for error code and description. Windows will automatically retry this operation at the next refresh cycle. Computers joined to the domain must have proper name resolution and network connectivity to a domain controller for discovery of new Group Policy objects and settings. An event will be logged when Group Policy is successful.|
Query for Group Policy objects
This issue occurs when there is an absence of authenticated connectivity from the computer to the domain controller.
- Use the Group Policy Operational log and Group Policy troubleshooting procedures (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74139) to further diagnose the problem.
Group Policy applies during computer startup and user logon. Afterward, Group Policy applies every 90 to 120 minutes. Events appearing in the event log may not reflect the most current state of Group Policy. Therefore, you should always refresh Group Policy to determine if Group Policy is working correctly.
To refresh Group Policy on a specific computer:
- Open the Start menu. Click All Programs and then click Accessories.
- Click Command Prompt.
- In the command prompt window, type gpupdate and then press ENTER.
- When the gpupdate command completes, open the Event Viewer.
Group Policy is working correctly if the last Group Policy event to appear in the System event log has one of the following event IDs: