Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Security Policy Problem

I came across an interesting problem today with a machine not processing the security element of Group Policy (Secedit.sdb).

The error was as follows:

"Security policies are propagated with warning. 0x4b8 : An extended error has occurred. Please look for more details in Troubleshooting section in Security Help."

Using esentutl /g c:\Windows\Security\database\secedit.sdb displayed that the database was corrupt.

Using esentutl /p c:\Windows\Security\database\secedit.sdb solved the problem and the security element was re-applied to the machine.