You might receive the following error message when trying to apply the group policy settings.
Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered:
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not apply the registry-based policy settings for the Group Policy object LocalGPO…
Upon checking the event log I have noticed that Event 1096 is related to the error message above.
After checking the Details tab I could see that the data is corrupted for the registry.pol file located at C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\registry.pol
In order to solve this problem, we have to delete the registry.pol file located at C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\ folder.
After deletion of registry.pol file try to run group policy update from the command prompt using gpupdate /force command.