Group Policy Videos

We’ve got two new videos for you! The TechNet guys dropped by to ask Lilia some questions (always a good idea, in my opinion), and in return she dropped some knowledge. http://edge.technet.com/Media/Group-Policy-Search-with-Lilia/ – Did you know about the search dialogue box in the Group Policy Management Console?! http://edge.technet.com/Media/troubleshooting-using-gplogview/ – Using GPLogView to troubleshoot. A great companion to…


How to Install GPMC on Server 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 (via RSAT)

Happy Holidays! http://www.youtube.com/user/jeremymoskowitz#p/u/0/UsYkbLzVsM8   This is the Group Policy present you’ve been asking for : a step by step video of how to install the GPMC using a GUI or a commandline from Jeremy Moskowitz, one of our fantastic MVPs! Jeremy also walks you through how to install the GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) using RSAT…


PowerShell Script: Backup all GPOs that have been modified this month

The scene: Backups take up space, but they’re a crucial part of GPO management. Ideally, one would do regular backups (monthly? weekly? your call) but only of the GPOs that have changed. This script will do that for you and print out a nice settings report of each GPO as it’s being backed up. The…


Search GPO : How to find a Group Policy Object

It’s interesting what you can discover when you right-click on something. For example, in the Group Policy Management Console (the GPMC) you can right-click on a domain and select “Search”, and a this amazing tool presents itself. This handy search tool is available with Windows Server 2003+ (if you have the GPMC, you have Search)….


Understanding the domain-based GPO version number (GPMC script included)

In a previous blog post I looked at understanding the raw GPO version number. The example I gave in that article was the version number associated with a local Group Policy object (GPO). Now, let’s look at the version number associated with a domain-based GPO. Essentially, the raw version number for a domain-based GPO works exactly…


Group Policy Management Console Sample Scripts

The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) provides a comprehensive set of COM interfaces that you can use to script many of the operations supported by the console. This download contains a set of sample scripts that make use of these interfaces.  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=38C1A89B-A6D2-4F2A-A944-9236999AEE65&displaylang=en These sample scripts can be used with the Windows Server 2008, Vista and earlier…