Group Policy servers WARNING Event ID:4098

Hi All,


On our Domain controller we get every 5minutes the following error:

Event ID: 4098


Source: Group Policy Services



The computer 'Application Updater' preference item in the 'Default Domain Policy {31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070424 The specified service does not exist as an installed service.' This error was suppressed.


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I just can't figure out what gpo setting is causing the problem....??

Anybody an idea how to solve this?

November 21st, 2011 10:00am


According to the event description: The computer "Application Updater" preference item in the default domain policy..., we should troubleshoot this issue follow the steps as below:

1. As the GPO is Default Domain Policy, so the policy should be applied to all DCs and client, if the issue only occur on one of you DC, please check all the services, and find out the differences between DC and client.

2. Open Default Domain Policy, expand Computer Configuration, Preferences, Services. If you have new a service, please delete it and then check the result.

3. If the issue still there after the above troubleshoot, I would like suggest you to do DCGPOFIX.EXE, this tool could let us set the Default Domain Controller to the default setting.

DCGPOFIX - to be used - only in the last resort

Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

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November 22nd, 2011 3:04am

Verify that the default domain controllers policy is linked to the domain controllers OU and that all DC machine accounts reside in that OU.If DC machine accounts reside in an alternate OU container, move all DC machine accounts to the domain controllers OU.

The policy guid {31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9} is default domain policy and it should not apply on the DC's.

Can you post full event log details.What is the target MachineName is it a DC oy any domain member server/PC.

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  • Marked as answer by Kuipie Thursday, November 24, 2011 8:52 AM
November 22nd, 2011 6:54am

The default domain policy was indeed applied to the DC OU. I have filtered that and the problem is gone.


Thanks for the reply's!!!

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November 24th, 2011 8:52am

Hi I have some problem, but why "The policy guid {31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9} is default domain policy and it should not apply on the DC's." ?

I have few domains and not in one it is true. Can you give me a link or KB where it's described?

April 3rd, 2015 3:06am

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