UE-V “Error 4 was returned while initializing sync provider for template …” EventID 13008

Just adding this quick blog post as there is nothing available on the Internet on this particular error, at least not what I could find or see at a first glance.  

UE-V problems in Windows 10 v1709 and looking in the Event log showed warnings events with ID 13008 and the text (for example): 

“Error 4 was returned while initializing sync provider for template MicrosoftInternetExplorer.Version11” 

As usual one of my favorite tools Process Monitor came to the rescue and quickly helped identify the problem: ACCESS DENIED when monitoring read/write access to the settings storage location. Turned out the owner of the folder was incorrectly set, adjusting that and everything got back to a working state.

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