Issue

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not apply the registry-based policy settings for the Group Policy object LocalGPO.  Group Policy settings will not be resolved until this event is resolved. View the event details for more information on the file name and path that caused the failure.

 

Fix

Go to “C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\”

Rename Registry.pol to Registry.pol.bak

Open an elevated command prompt

Type in gpedit.msc

Change “Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization\Force a specific default lock screen and logon image” to FALSE and back to Not Configured (This will rebuild the Registry.pol file).

Return to the elevated command prompt and run gpupdate /force. It should ask to log off.

Log back on and run gpupdate /force again.