Event ID 1058


Event ID: 1058
Source: Group Policy

“The Processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \domainsysvoldomainpolicies{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful.”

I passed by this error lately with several environments running Windows 2008 or 2008R2 Domain controllers. The key element in resolving this issue is to determine which group policy is causing this problem.

When you install GPMC you get a sample folder full of very useful scripts that make use of GPMC COM interfaces, The Script we are looking for is the DumpGPOInfo.wsf. For some reason Windows 2008 doesn’t include this folder and you will have to download it manually from the following link
After downloading and installing the Sample scripts, use the above mentioned file to get the name of the GPO generating the above error.
Cscript DumpGPOInfo.wsf {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}
This will give you the friendly name of the GPO.
You may delete, rename……….etc the GPO from the Group Policy Management Console. In my case I just enabled/disabled one setting and it worked fine and I was able to recreate the GPT.ini file back.