Machine Account Determination Monitor Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.GroupPolicy.2008.Runtime.GroupPolicyPreprocessingSecurity.System.Correctcomputerauthentication.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 (Security) Alert Medium Match Monitor Health Yes

Run As Profiles

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Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

Machine Account Determination Problem

Group Policy preprocessing uses security to act on behalf of the computer or user. Incorrect permissions or security failures can prevent Group Policy from applying to the computer or user.

Causes
This unit monitor does not contain any causes.
Resolutions

Correct computer authentication

Domain computers authenticate to the domain as do domain users. Windows requires the computer to log on before it can apply Group Policy to the computer.

Possible resolutions include:

  • Verify that the time on the computer is synchronized with the time on the domain controller. Account for time zone misconfigurations if the computer is configured in a time zone different from domain controller. A time difference greater than five minutes between the computer and the domain controller may lead to the computer failing to authenticate with the domain. Force time synchronization against time service using command w32tm /resync.

  • Restart the computer

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


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