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Event ID: 4098 Source: GroupPolicyShortcuts

Level
Description
The computer 'My Settings' preference item in the 'Default Domain Policy {31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code <error code> <error description> This error was suppressed.
Comments
 
This event can contain different error types. Since it simply says that the Group Policy failed to apply, the error code and its description (and the name of the policy itself) are the most important clues as to what went wrong.

A common occurrence is Error code 0x80070002 (The system cannot find the file specified). The recommended troubleshooting approach is to verify each configuration parameters for the specified policy and determine what files is trying to access and see if the files are present. In some cases, a lack of permissions may lead to "file not found" type of error.

Other error codes recorded with this event:
- Error code 0x80070003 The system cannot find the path specified.
- Error code 0x80070035 The network path was not found.
- Error code 0x80070005 Access is denied
Error code 0x8007052a (This operation is disallowed as it could result in an administration account being disabled, deleted or unable to logon)  - This issue can occur if the checkbox "User cannot change password" is checked when you configured the Group Policy Preference. See ME2890259 for details.

EV100458 (Creating shortcuts with Group Policy Preferences doesn’t work) provides some details about a situation when this error may be recorded.
Error code 0x80070002 (The system cannot find the file specified) - See the EV100457 (Event ID 4098 - Group Policy Shortcut error) blog post for details on how a user fixed this problem.

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