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Group Policy Management MMC problem: ‘Wired Network Policy Management’

Posted by bartvdw on 0101/0606/2018

After testing membership of the ‘Protected Users’ security group (introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2), I was getting following error after expanding ‘Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings’:

mmc error protected user gpo wired config

Keep this in mind when using this group! Unfortunately I’m unable to find documentation about this effect, or have proper logs pointing to this group…

 

References (‘Protected Users’  security group)

Protected Users Security Group
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/security/credentials-protection-and-management/protected-users-security-group

How to Configure Protected Accounts
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/manage/how-to-configure-protected-accounts

 

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SearchOCR.admx error after importing Windows 1803 ADMX files

Posted by bartvdw on 2727/0505/2018

After you import Windows 1803 ADMX files, you’ll get an error about ‘searchocr.admx’:

Resource ‘$(string.Win7Only)’ referenced in attribute displayName could not be found.
File %path_sysvol%\…\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\searchocr.admx, line 12, column 69

It appears that the Windows 1803 ADMX files do contain a newer version of the ‘SearchOCR.adml’ file, but not of the ADMX itself, which breaks the functionality. Although editing the ADML file can solve the issue, here some other options:

  • Copy back the ADML from your backup (you backup your ‘PolicyDefintions’ prior updating, right?)
  • Copy the ADML from Windows 1511 ADMX files
  • Install ‘Windows TIFF IFilter’ (TIFFIFilter) on a Windows10/Server 2016 and fetch the ADMX/ADML from there
  • Remove both the ADMX and ADML at once if you haven’t got GPO’s for Windows TIFF Filter

According to a post somewhere there are some other ‘orphaned’ ADML files as well, need to have a closer look at those later.

Microsoft published a KB for this on May 22, 2018.

References

“Resource ‘$(string id=Win7Only)’ referenced in attribute displayName could not be found” error when you open gpedit.msc in Windows
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4292332/error-when-you-open-gpedit-msc-in-windows

How to fix SearchOCS.ADMX Error after upgrade to Windows 1803 ADMX files
https://www.grouppolicy.biz/2018/05/how-to-fix-searchocs-admx-error-after-upgrade-to-windows-1803-admx-files/

Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48257

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