Thursday, February 6, 2014

Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

You may encounter the below in Windows 2003 Servers when attempting to perform gpupdate to refresh the group policies

Error:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1054
User:  NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: SERVER
Description:
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted.
For more information, see Help and Support Center athttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp


To overcome this:
Create the registry keys as below and restart the server
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
“GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue”=dword:0000003c
“GroupPolicyMinTransferRate”=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
“GroupPolicyMinTransferRate”=dword:00000000

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