PowerTip: Back up GPOs with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to back up all GPOs in a domain.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to generate a backup of all Group Policy Objects in a domain?  Use the Backup-GPO cmdlet from the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).            Specify a name, path, domain, and server, for example: Backup-GPO -All…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot Group Policy Part 2

Summary: Guest blogger, Alex Verboon, continues his series about using Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot Group Policy. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Alex Verboon. Today Alex adds to his previous blog about using Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot Group Policy. He provides a script that automates this process. You can read…


Use PowerShell to Import Group Policy Objects

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr talks about using Windows PowerShell to import Group Policy Objects. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, guest blogger, Ian Farr talked about backing up Group Policy Objects  (GPOs) in his post Using PowerShell to Back Up Group Policy Objects. He continues his GPO series today… The challenge Welcome…


Using PowerShell to Back Up Group Policy Objects

Summary: Guest blogger, Ian Farr, talks about using Windows PowerShell to back up Group Policy Objects. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am happy to welcome back a recent new guest blogger, Ian Farr. Here is what Ian had to say about himself: I started out writing UNIX shell scripts to automate…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell for ADM Cleanup—The Exciting Conclusion

Summary: Two Microsoft PFEs conclude their three-part series on cleaning up old ADM files from AD DS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the conclusion of a three-part series written by PFEs Mark Morowczynski and Tom Moser. Be sure to read the blog for Friday and Saturday first if you have not…


Weekend Scripter: Backup and Remove Old ADMs

Summary: Two Microsoft PFEs talk about a couple of functions to back up and remove old ADMs by using a Windows PowerShell function. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back to two PFEs Mark Morowczynski and Tom Moser for part two of a three-part series. Please read yesterday’s blog to catch up if…


Use PowerShell to Simplify Removing Old ADM Files from AD DS

Summary: Two Microsoft PFEs talk about a Windows PowerShell script to remove old ADM files from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) after converting to a central store. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the first of a three-part series written by two Microsoft PFEs Mark Morowczynski and Tom Moser. First a…


Use PowerShell to Find Group Policy RSoP Data

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to generate a Group Policy Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) report. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I can tell you that spring is definitely heating up. Not necessarily temperature-wise, but in the world of Windows PowerShell. We have the MVP summit coming…


Use PowerShell to Generate and Parse a Group Policy Object Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to generate and parse a Group Policy Object report. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. So, I am working on my MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification and having passed the Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam (70-410), I am now studying for the…


Force a Domain-Wide Update of Group Policy with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to force a domain-wide update of Group Policy by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, tomorrow, the Scripting Wife and I leave for a three-week European Windows PowerShell tour. We will be doing five Windows PowerShell user groups and meeting with over…