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By kc6yoh ·
Under AD Users and Computers:

My group policy tab in the properties of the DomainName.com at the root of the console is all grayed out and will not allow me to edit at all.

Error prior to this view: Domain Controller for group policy operations not available. You may cancel this operation for this session or retry using one of the following domain controller choices.
Ops Master Token
The one used by AD Snapins---Selected this one.
Any available DC.

Then a Group Policy Error: Failedto find a domain controller. There may be a policy that prevents you from selecting another blah blah blah.

Details:
The network path was not found.

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by DKlippert In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Just a stab. Are you signing in as Administrator?

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by kc6yoh In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Nice try. Thanks.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 257435

Error Message When Opening or Editing a Domain Group Policy Object
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

This article was previously published under Q257435
SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to open or edit a domain Group Policy Object (GPO) on a computer running Windows 2000 Server, you may receive the following error message:

The domain controller for Group Policy operations is not available. You may cancel this operation for this session or retry using one of the following domain controller choices:

The one with the Operations Master token for the PDC emulator

The one used by the Active Directory Snap-ins
Use any available domain controller


If you choose any of these options, you may receive the following error message:

Failed to find a domain controller. There may be a policy that prevents you from selecting another domain controller.
CAUSE
This behavior can occur if File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is not enabled on the domain controller.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, enable File and Printer Sharing using the following steps:
Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Select Network and Dial-up Connections.
Right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
Click File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and then click OK.

NOTE: If File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is not listed, click Install, and then click Service. Click Add, and then click File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Sounds like this Technet article is your solution. YOu can view the article here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;257435
(please remove any spaces)

hope this helps

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by kc6yoh In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Good effort. I saw that article but File and Print Sharing was already enabled. Although it is the exact error message, uninstall reinstall maybe? Thanks.

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by bcross In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

The reason you are getting this is because file and printer share are not enabled. You need to enable file and printer sharing and your problem will be fixed.

To enable this, right click your Local Area connection (after you find Network and Dial-up Connections in Control Panel) and click Properties. Click "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network" and then select "Ok". If for some reason, File and Printer sharing does not show up, you need to click "Install" select "Service" click "Add", followed by selecting "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks".

supporting document: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q257435

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by kc6yoh In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Good effort. Same as above though it was already enabled. Thanks.

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by cul8rm8e In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

OK! your logged on as administrator of that DC. by default you dont have rights to edit groupo policy objects.
go to properties of your account (aadministrator) and add your account to (group policy creator/owners) this will allow you to edit any group policy assigned to your domain.

should sort this out for you!

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by kc6yoh In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Thanks already added, not it.

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by fenaikh In reply to A/D Group Policy - Grayed ...

Hi
You may have Conflicts in settings. Read more info in this article.

System Policies
User Policy Conflicts
http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/449/05/5.html

more info ...

Group Policy Registry Table
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/default.asp?url=/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp


Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/gptshoot.asp


Q. How can I forcea user to use a machine-specific Group Policy rather than a user-specific Group Policy?
http://www.windows2000faq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=25793


Good luck

Mohamed

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