New Solution: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client may fail to load policy with error 80040217 in PolicyEvaluator.log

Symptoms System Center Configuration Manager 2007 clients may fail to load policy with error 80040217 in the PolicyEvaluator.log: Failed to load policies from XML. Unknown error (Error: 80040217; Source: Unknown) Bad policy dumped to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\Temp\badpolicy-SMS_P01-{2f76229b-385a-43f3-b281-d295098693ed}-2.00-{913d3bcd-af48-4180-8715-31a2508e4608}.txt Already sent a policy rule application failure status message within the last 6 hours, not sending. Failed to apply policy… Read more