## Group Policy "Encountered an error while parsing"

Support and discussion of Microsoft Windows OS.
Forum rules
kinerity
I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional on a computer and when trying to access Group Policy (gpedit.msc) I received the following error:
This is actually one of the easiest errors to fix. If you take a look at the screenshot, you'll see that it lists the file that's causing the issue. In my case, it was C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\inetres.admx. However, replacing that file with a known good copy did not resolve the issue. The solution is inside C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\ there is a corresponding .adml file. Replacing that file as well allowed me to open Group Policy with no issue.