LGPO.exe import/export causes explorer.exe crash in Server 2016



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I have been using LGPO.exe to backup and apply Group Policy settings for Server 2012, Windows 7, and Windows 10 and have never had this issue come up. When I use LGPO.exe to backup a Server 2016 policy it causes a problem where explorer.exe would go into a crash loop if I go into Settings. The task bar and desktop "blink" on an off and then the Windows start button becomes unusable. I can't even close the Windows Settings window by clicking the X. Oddly Windows 10 does not do this. What's even more strange is just running the backup command lgpo.exe /b causes the problem.

I have tried the newer LGPO.exe v2.21705.29001 but I get the same result. Wondering if anyone has experienced this or has any thoughts.

Here is the error message.

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 5/11/2018 1:30:57 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: WIN-J9P9706HVP5
Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 10.0.14393.479, time stamp: 0x58258a90
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.14393.479, time stamp: 0x582588e6
Exception code: 0xc0000002
Fault offset: 0x0000000000017788
Faulting process id: 0xf2c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3e965540a2cbc
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 1db57adc-0fdd-47a1-9ba3-ecb72e0503b6
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

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