Group Policies not applied for users in terminal server session

  • 7007079
  • 20-Oct-2010
  • 11-Jul-2013


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Terminal Services
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 3 - 10.3
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11


Group Policies are not in effect when users login to a terminal server session

Error in the zmd-messages.log

[ZEN GP Handler - - Got an exception while creating Key (Software\Novell\ZCM\GroupPolicy): {0}System.IO.IOException: The parameter is incorrect. at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str) at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity) at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck) at Novell.Zenworks.PolicyHandlers.WindowsGroupPolicyPlural.AbstractGPHandler.preDesktopRefCompleted(Session session, String realm)] [] []


For ZCM 10.x: This is fixed in version 10.3.2 - see KB 7007237 "ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at

For ZCM 11.x: This is fixed in version 11.1 - see KB 7008746 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.1 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at