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.
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 to further diagnose the problem.