Event ID 1089 — Group Policy Reporting

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Group Policy service maintains a reporting system. This allows client-side extensions to report the policy settings they apply to the user or computer. Tools such as the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) and GPResult display this reporting information to the user. Usually, Group Policy reporting problems do not prevent Group Policy from applying. However, reporting information may be incomplete if reporting errors occur.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1089
Source: Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Version: 6.0
Message: Windows failed to record Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) information, which describes the scope of Group Policy objects applied to the computer or user. This could be caused by RSoP being disabled or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service being disabled or stopped, or other WMI errors. Group Policy settings successfully applied to the computer or user; however, management tools may not report accurately.


Correct a Group Policy reporting session failure

Group Policy relies on Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) provider to record policy settings as they are applied to the user or computer. The Group Policy Modeling and Reporting features include in the Group Policy Management Console uses this information to report the applied policy settings.

Possible resolutions include:

  1. Ensure the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service is enabled and configured for automatic startup.
  2. Ensure the path, %Systemroot%\System32\Wbem, is included in the PATH system environment variable.
  3. Use the WMIDiag utility to diagnose the problem further (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92714).


Group Policy applies during computer startup and user logon. Afterward, Group Policy applies every 90 to 120 minutes. Events appearing in the event log may not reflect the most current state of Group Policy. Therefore, you should always refresh Group Policy to determine if Group Policy is working correctly.

To refresh Group Policy on a specific computer:

  1. Open the Start menu. Click All Programs and then click Accessories.
  2. Click Command Prompt.
  3. In the command prompt window, type gpupdate and then press ENTER.
  4. When the gpupdate command completes, open the Event Viewer.

Group Policy is working correctly if the last Group Policy event to appear in the System event log has one of the following event IDs:

  • 1500
  • 1501
  • 1502
  • 1503

Group Policy Reporting

Group Policy Infrastructure