Error: 'Unable to connect to repository' when connecting with Group Policy Administration client. (NETIQKB20414)

  • 7720414
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 04-Sep-2007

Resolution

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NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 3.0

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NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 4.x

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NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 5.0

symptom
Error: 'Unable to connect to repository' when connecting with Group Policy Administration client.

cause

This issue can be caused by either of the following:

  • The C:\Program Files\NetIQ\Group Policy Administrator\Local GPOs directory is not being shared on the client machine.
  • The SQL 2000 Client Tools are not installed on the client machine.


fix

When connecting to the GPA Repository, verify the following two items:

  1. If a user has access in the GPA Repository database.
  2. If the C:\Program Files\NetIQ\Group Policy Administrator\Local GPOs directory is shared out.

The issue is resolved by:

  • Sharing the C:\Program Files\NetIQ\Group Policy Administrator\Local GPOs directory and giving Authenticated Users Full Control.
  • Installing the Microsoft SQL 2000 client tools on the client machine.

 



Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB20414

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