Troubleshooting Group Policy


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I discovered a dark tunnel on the Internet. The dark tunnel occurs when you search for the phrase “Group Policy An unknown error occurred while data was gathered for this extension. Details: Not Found” This phrase comes from the Computer and User Configuration settings pictured below when you run Group Policy Results to troubleshoot why a policy you have configured isn’t applying to a user or computer. When searching for this you get all kinds of complex difficult repairs that look pretty darn scary.

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Fortunately there is a better way to get information on how to solve these problems. In group policy results look to the Policy Events tab.

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Double clicking on the Folder Redirection error provides this information:

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Now isn’t that  a much nicer place to start from for your troubleshooting experience, rather than the dark tunnel Details: Not Found? Now we know that the location that our folders are attempting to redirect to is offline and that we can solve.


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