Windows cannot determine the role of this computer. Group Policy processing aborted.

Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 1052
Source: Userenv
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: EVENT_FAILED_ROLE
Message: Windows cannot determine the role of this computer. Group Policy processing aborted.
   
Explanation

This error indicates there was a problem accessing the computer account or in querying for computer account information. Group Policy processing for the computer or user has failed and will continue to fail until this error is resolved.

This error usually occurs if the computer account in the domain is missing or corrupt.

   
User Action

To troubleshoot this problem, try one or all of the following:

  • Review the event description. Look for additional details regarding why the computer has an account problem.
  • Remove the computer from the domain, and then rejoin the computer to the domain.
  • Use verbose logging to debug this error. The log file explains the specific error.

For more information about enabling Userenv logging, see article 221833, “How to Enable User Environment Debug Logging in Retail Builds of Windows,” in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

If none of the previous user actions identified the problem, see the “Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows Server 2003” white paper at the Microsoft Web site.)

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