This morning well trying to check ipsec rules on a Windows 2003 machine, I got the following error:
“Failed to open the Group Policy Object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights.”
The first thing I tried to do was to fix the “corrupted” registry using http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870910, but that did not work for me this time, although it did fix a previous similar issue before.
Good thing I found this link which resolved my issue.