RE: FW: Local Security Policy
From: Jeffrey D. Hawley (jhawley_at_arescorporation.com)
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:40:53 -0800 To: "Scott Cleven-Mulcahy" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am not fully understanding what solution you are pointing at, or maybe I did not fully explain myself. I have no Domain Security Policy Settings, all other servers are not having this problem, and when I go to the Local Security Policy MMC I receive the error below, then I see the folders on the left hand side, and on the right hand side I see "Windows can not read template". Thank you again.
From: Scott Cleven-Mulcahy [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Fri 12/19/2003 2:38 PM
To: Jeffrey D. Hawley
Subject: RE: FW: Local Security Policy
I recently dealt with the same problem. Take a look at your GPO Event Log
settings. The 3 that start with "Prevent local guests group from accessing"
are for pre-W2K3 only. W2K3 supports full fledged permissions on the audit
logs so you can get more granular. Take a look at
You may want to consider installing the Group Policy Management Console,
too. It really helps in identifying which setting is causing a problem.
>From: Jeffrey D. Hawley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 1:22 PM
>Subject: Local Security Policy
>Recently, on a cluster in my domain that has two nodes that are running 2k3
>server, I attempted to look at the local security policies I get the
>"The Group Policy settings that apply to this machine could not be
>The error occurred when trying to retreive these settings from the local
>security policy database (%windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb) was: The
>parameter is incorrect.
>All local security settings will be displayed, but no indication will be
>as to whether or not a given security setting is defined by Group Policy.
>Any local settings defined through the user interface may subsequently
>by domain-level policies."
>I used esentutl to check the integrity and that is fine, but I get error
>when attempting to recovery or repair secedit.sdb.
>Any help on a fix and what may have caused this would be appreciated.
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