Group Policy Internet Settings Event ID 4098

In this post I'll explain how I've managed to fix the Warning Event ID 4098 from Group Policy Internet Settings source in Application Log. The following event was logged in Application Event Log on affected machines:

The user 'Internet Explorer 10' preference item in the 'Policy Name and ID' Group Policy Object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070005 Access is denied.' This error was suppressed.

The reason for this access denied was because Internet Settings preference 'Internet Explorer 10' was running under user's context.

Removing the check mark from common tab for Run in logged-on user's security context (user policy option) has resolved the warning event log. Preference items created either under computer or user part of the GPO are processed under System security context. For more info about configuring common option check .



  1. cleared out the warning in the event viewer but the settings doesn't apply.
    User have proper access to the GPO as all the other settings will apply, only Internet Explorer Preference


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