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Windows 7: Gpedit 'Encountered an error while parsing'

02 Jun 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Gpedit 'Encountered an error while parsing'

hi, after upgrading stock IE8 to IE11 (through direct upgrade EIE11_EN-US_MCM_WIN764) on a new system, i am getting this error notice when i first enter Gpedit.

Gpedit 'Encountered an error while parsing'-error-parsing.jpg

this error message comes out twice, always, and after i click on OK (twice) i'm free to go about my business in group policy.

i'm assuming it's IE, tried to find out more at the links below but i'm not using windows server ... ? also i don't remember ever tweaking anything in gpedit to do with IE8 or 11?

Windows 7 upgrade produces an error in gpedit.msc - Microsoft Community

how do i resolve this pls? and were any error logs generated on my pc because of this.


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02 Jun 2016   #2

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Win 10 Pro x64

The same thing was happening with W10 recently,

Solved GPEdit Error - Windows 10 Forums

Someone posted a work around but it wasn't a 100% fix, it ended up getting fixed in the next batch of updates.

It appears to have been caused and fixed by windows update so that may or may not be the case with you.

Have you tried running an SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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02 Jun 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I don't get any error using gpedit.msc
ie11 version 11.0.9600.18314
Update version 11.0.31 KB3154070
As far as I'm aware of is the most recent version.

I don't load many at all if any Recommended or optional updates though so you might check and see what updates have actually loaded recently.
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10 Jun 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

hi guys thanks for the replies. if it's any help, this particular pc in question, i have setup strictly with no windows update intended. offline install for 3 weeks (everything disabled) before connecting just for IE11 installation/upgrade, once. Might have connected with Bitdefender active once or twice.

the version is stock 6.1 Build 7601 SP1 x64.

i'm still getting the error messages, everytime i go into gpedit. it appears twice consecutively. could this be because i have 2 scripts active in there- 1 in Computer Configuration, 1 in User. Both are simple Startup/Logon scripts. what does the error do? apart from the error msg everything appears to operate normally, no issue with the gpo.

ps. i'm a bit reluctant to run scannow becos i have executed some drastic mods vs. default system since fresh installation, like completely no library system structure, disabled favorites panel, no taskbar system, hidden entire public folder, disabled win defender/mse, firewall, all forms of updates, many many services at task scheduler. have done everything by the book, no error so far except for this ...
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10 Jun 2016   #5

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

That error relates to ActiveX.
You could try to reset the defaults
Control panel >> Internet options >> advanced >> restore advanced settings.
note ssl3 is shown in the dropdown 7th from bottom, mine's unchecked.

However as you have made major changes its possible the conflict has arisen due to the changes you made.

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11 Jun 2016   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thx will reset advanced settings and let u know.

my ssl 3.0 is also unchecked
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