Event ID 1112 — Application of Group Policy

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Group Policy uses the information collected during preprocessing to apply settings to the computer or user. The Group Policy service cycles through each client-side extension, sharing the previous collected information. Each client-side extension then applies its specific policy settings to the computer or users. During this process, one or more client-side extensions may report problems when attempting to apply policy settings.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1112
Source: Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: gpEvent_CSE_REQUIRES_SYNC
Message: The Group Policy Client Side Extension %8 was unable to apply one or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup or user logon. The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish completely before the next startup or logon for this user, and this may result in slow startup and boot performance.


Force synchronous Group Policy processing

Most client-side extensions process Group Policy in the background (while the computer starts or the user logs on). However, some client-side extensions require processing before the computer completely starts or before the user logs on (synchronous). These extensions request synchronous processing from the Group Policy service and apply their policy settings on the next restart. The Folder Redirection and Software installation client-side extensions are known for this behavior. Reboot the computer to force a synchronous refresh.


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

Application of Group Policy

Group Policy Infrastructure