When trying to export GPOs to AD error message: Error HRESULT E_FAIL or incompatible link order (NETIQKB71880)

  • 7771880
  • 16-Oct-2009
  • 03-Nov-2011

Environment

Group Policy Administrator 6.X

Situation

When trying to export GPOs to AD error message: Error HRESULT E_FAIL or incompatible link order

Resolution

Are you using and export override account?   If so disable it and try the export again, you should get an incompatible link order error. The below procedure will set the link order in the repository to match the link order in Active Directory. It will not change anything in live active directory.

Log on to a GPA console computer with an account that has permissions to modify GPOs in the repository and permissions to read Active Directory in the affected domain (to read the existing link order on the containers).

Go to a command prompt Navigate to  C:\Program Files\NetIQ\Group Policy Administrator\Tools>

Enter the following:   nqgpasynclinkorder /d:domain.com /s:sqlservername\instancename /DB:GPO_Repository /U:username /P:password 
 

Cause

You are using an export override account

This error can be caused by an inconsistency between the link order in Active Directory and the link order in the GPA repository for this domain.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB71880

GPO_Repository is the default name of the database (change this if necessary) Username and password are optional if you are logged in with SQL privileges If used, Username needs to be sql user such as "sa"


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