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Group Policy Error Events Logged When Unknown Environment Variable Is Used

If you are running an Active Directory forest and using a file system security policy you may see the following events logged:

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 will log this event to the Group Policy operational log:

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Event ID:      7016
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Description:
Completed Security Extension Processing in 20984 milliseconds.
Event Xml:

...

    20984
    1252
    Security
    {827D319E-6EAC-11D2-A4EA-00C04F79F83A}
  

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will log this event in the Application log:

Event ID: 1091
Category: None
Source: Userenv
Type: Error
Message: The Group Policy client-side extension Security failed to log RSOP (Resultant Set of Policy) data. Please look for any errors reported earlier by that extension.

All Windows version will log this event in the Application log:

Event ID: 1202
Category: None
Source: SceCli
Type: Warning
Message: Security policies were propagated with warning. 0xd: The data is invalid.

Depending on the actual policy configuration, the settings in the security policies may or may not be present. The More Information section explains the conditions for policy failure or success (despite the errors).

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2003730.

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