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Jan 2018

HRESULT: 0x80071128 on Server 2012R2 and 2016 DCs when editing GPOs


Wanted to alert you to a known issue with the January patches.

This is MY INTERPRETATION of the problem and advice, and is coming from ME and NOT from Microsoft.
And, I have not PERSONALLY seen this problem, but wanted to get it to you quickly.

Please use your own brain when reading the rest of this email and don’t knee jerk and do anything that would get you in the doghouse.

When the JAN patch is on your Server 2012 R2 servers there are reports of editing some GPOs using GPMC or AGPM 4.0 may fail with error “The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80071128)” after installing this update on a domain controller.

This is now a known issue at…

Update: Feb 14, 2018… And the current resolution is… The FEB 2018 patch !  (2008R2)  (2016)


-or.. OLD ADVICE… not needed now that there is the FEB patch…-
Remove the JAN patch from your Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 DCs. The one that should be removed is

  • The problem has been identified. Should only affect Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
  • The KBs affected are:
    • WS2012R2: KB4056895 (1B – January 8th monthly rollup) and KB4056898  (1B – January 3rd security-only monthly rollup) and Server 2016 KB4057142.

I hope this helps you out.

UPDATE: Jan 29th.. I have a theorized and UNTESTED workaround for this problem I bet if you use the GPMC and point to a Server 2008 R2 DC, and make your changes THERE, then NATURALLY wait for replication to occur… I bet you’ll work around this problem. Just a hunch. ?

And… Since you likely got to the end of this.. Now’s a good time for you to PENCIL IN my next Group Policy TRAINING CLASS.

April 16, 17 and 18… in Northern VA / DC Area. You CANNOT sign up for this class yet.
I will announce OPEN dates on Monday I think.

Thanks team.. and .. Always use your brain !! ?

PS: Thanks to Susan Bradley MVP  and “PolicyPak Customer Ted A.” with the Assist on this one !


Jeremy Moskowitz (Group Policy Community) (PolicyPak Software)

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