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    GPED Gone! (Pro)

    I seem to have lost access to the Group Policy Editor - if I ever had it. When I type gped.msc in the run box I get the error message: "Snap in Failed to initialize Name: Group policy CLSD..." CLSD is followed by a long string.

    Last time I had trouble with Group Policy Editor my file associations weren't set right but I checked these and they seem to be OK.

    I typed MMC in the run box and looked at adding GPED as a snap in. There's no Group Policy Icon but there is a file folder called Group Policy - I get the same error message if I try to add this as a snap in.

    Can anyone tell me what's wrong and is there a way to fix it?

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    Chris (Hunt)

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    Re: GPED Gone! (Pro)

    Try gpedit instead of gped

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    Re: GPED Gone! (Pro)

    Thanks for replying Stuart. Sorry I should have checked that post more carefully. gpedit was what I was trying. gped was a typo.

    Chris

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    Re: GPED Gone! (Pro)

    Sorry, I should have realised this was a typo.

    I take it you haven't moved gpedit.msc to a different folder (as in Knowledge Base Article 244348). Maybe you could try replacing your gpedit.msc with one from a working installation.

    StuartR

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    Re: GPED Gone! (Pro)

    Thanks for writing back so quickly, Stuart. That article certainly describes the problem I'm having - the snap-in failing to initialise but as far as I know I haven't moved gpedit.msc anywhere. It's in c:windowssystem32 which I think is where it should be. I have changed the default location of the My Documents folder and I tried restoring it to see if this could be the cause but I'm still getting the same error message.

    Regarding replacing gpedit.msc I'm on my own. I don't have easy access to other Windows XP Pro installations. I wonder if there is another solution?

    Chris

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    Re: GPED Gone! (Pro)

    The file is only 34kB. I would be happy to email it to you, if you give me an address. Unfortunately, the file type cannot be attached to a post.
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    Re: GPED Gone! (Pro)

    Could the problem with your PATH (from the thread on XCOPY) also be causing this one?

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