ERROR: "The group policy that you are attempting to edit is currently being edited by another user. Please try again later."

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Novell ZENworks for Desktops 3.2
Novell ZENworks for Desktops 4 - ZFD4
Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management - ZDM6.5 Desktop Management
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - ZDM7 Desktop Management
Novell ZENworks Workstation Management.


Cannot launch GPEDIT.EXE via ConsoleOne (User Policy Package>[Windows Version]>Windows Group Policies> Properties>Edit Policies) on some workstations.

Users on other workstations can successfully 'Edit Policies' for Windows Group Policies in ConsoleOne.

MMC.EXE and GPEDIT.EXE (MMC>Console>Add/Remove Snap-in>Add>select Group Policy>Add>Finish>Close>OK) will launch on the workstation outside ConsoleOne on the workstations getting the'...currently being edited by another user...' error.


Delete the [Windows Directory]\SYSTEM32\gpInUse folder if it exists.

Additional Information

Check to see if there is the following directory on your workstation where you're running ConsoleOne:

[Windows Directory]\SYSTEM32\gpInUse

This folder is created whilst a Group Policy is being edited by ZENworks. The folder should be deleted automatically when the editing session finishes, but if the session did not terminate normally (system crash, etc.) then the folder may be left behind. ZENworks will then believe that a Group Policy is still being edited.
Formerly known as TID# 10079068 NOVL86025