Unable to save GPO comparison reports. (NETIQKB56436)

  • 7756436
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 20-Sep-2007


NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 5.0

Unable to save GPO comparison reports.

GPO Comparison reports cannot be saved when one of the GPOs contains a special character in the name.

This problem is due to then name of the GPO containing a  special character. Characters like <, > , :, ", \, | are not allowed in file name.


There are two workaround available for this problem.

  1. Once the comparison report is generated you can rename the comparison report node by removing the special characters in the node name and then saving it. Once you have saved the comparison report he can again rename back to the previous name if he wants.
  2. Copy the comparison report from the location C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\Local Settings\Application Data\NetIQ\GPA\GPAnalysis\GPOComparison\%GUID%DiffRpt.html.  

IE.. C:\Documents and Settings\e905334\Local Settings\Application Data\NetIQ\GPA\GPAnalysis\GPOComparison\d00f28f8-36bc-4c73-8679-c50d10ba647dDiffRpt.html

This issue will be addressed in the next release of Group Policy Administrator.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB56436