Windows cannot set the background refresh timer for Group Policy. %1 (%2). Group Policy processing aborted.

Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 1082
Source: Userenv
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: EVENT_FAILED_TIMER
Message: Windows cannot set the background refresh timer for Group Policy. %1 (%2). Group Policy processing aborted.
   
Explanation

This error indicates that memory allocation failed, or that some other necessary computer resource could not be obtained. Group Policy processing for the computer or user fails and will continue to fail until this error is resolved.

This error is usually caused by low memory or low disk space on the computer at the time that Group Policy was processing.

   
User Action

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

  • Review the event description to obtain additional details.
  • Ensure that an adequate amount of memory is available on the computer. If the computer is very low on memory, take steps to free up the necessary resources.
  • Ensure that an adequate amount of disk space is available on the computer. If the computer is very low on disk space, take steps to free up the necessary resources.
  • 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” at the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

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

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