Active Directory Bind Monitor Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.GroupPolicy.2008.Runtime.GroupPolicyPreprocessingActiveDirectory.System.Correctbindingtothedirectory.EventBased.UnitMonitor
  • Description:   
  • Target:  Group Policy 2008 Runtime
  • Enabled:  On Essential Monitoring

Operational States

Name State Description
ManualReset Success  
NegativeHealthState Error  

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
NegativeHealthState (Error) Group Policy Preprocessing (Active Directory) Alert Medium Match Monitor Health Yes

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Summary

Group Policy Preprocessing (Active Directory)

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.

Causes
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Resolutions

Correct binding to the directory

The Group Policy service logs the error code. This information appears on the Details tab of the error message in Event Viewer. The error code (displayed as a decimal) and error description fields further identify the reason for the failure. Evaluate the error code with the list below:

  • Error code 5

  • Error code 49

  • Error code 258

Error code 5 (Access is denied)

This error code might indicate that the user does not have permisson to Active Directory.

To correct permisssions for accessing Active Directory:

Error code 49 (Invalid credentials)

This error code might indicate that the user's password expired while the user is still logged on the computer.

To correct invalid credentials:

  • Change the user's password.

  • Lock/unlock the workstation.

  • Check if there are any system services running as the user account.

  • Verify the password in service configuration is correct for the user account.

Error code is 258 (Timeout)

This error code might indicate that the DNS configuration is incorrect.

To correct timeout issues:

Note: These steps may have varying results if your network constrains or blocks ICMP packets.

External References
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See Also for Windows Server 2003/2008 Group Policy Management Pack


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