Tuesday, May 10, 2011

gpupdate ERROR: Computer policy could not be updated successfully

When you do a "gpupdate /force", you see errors like these: "Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not apply the registry-based policy settings for the Group Policy object LocalGPO. Group Policy settings will not be resolved until this event is resolved. View the event details for more information on the file name and path that caused the failure."

To fix this problem, the local policy file will have to be removed.
The Location for registry.pol file is at:

Rename this file to .back then reboot the System . After Reboot run gpupdate /force.
The problem will Resolve. The policy file could have been corrupted.