GPO: The following entry in the [strings] section...

When you try to modify or to view Group Policy objects (GPOs) on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Microsoft Windows 2000, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:

"The following entry in the [strings] section is too long and has been truncated."

Some text may be displayed after this error message, and this text varies in different scenarios.

This problem occurs because older versions of the Group Policy editor cannot interpret some string types that include more than 255 characters. These string types are included in parts of .adm files that are meant to be excluded by the "IF VERSION" construct.Typically, the problem occurs when you try to view or modify a GPO that has been viewed by a different workstation, and that workstation contains .adm files that use the "IF VERSION >=5" construct.

It can be fixed installing KB842933.

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