All the scripts are saved as .txt files. Newer files have a "View Script" button which will let you save or open a script in notepad. For earlier posts, the easiest way to download with IE is to right click on the link and use "Save Target As". Rename file from Name_ext.txt to Name.ext.
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Category Archives: Group Policy Objects
How quickly can you answer this question: Which Group Policies reference batch files, vbscripts, or PowerShells? What is the best way to get the information and present it into a spreadsheet? I did it by searching SysVol for the script.ini … Continue reading
It is annoying that there isn’t a command line for the Group Policy Editor. To edit a GPO you must 1) open the Group Policy Management Console, 2) Open the list of Group Policies, 3) select the GPO you want … Continue reading
You don’t have to rely on the Group Policy Module to resolve the display name of a GPO from the GUID, or the GUID from the display name. Here are two short functions that will get that information from Active … Continue reading
Clearing the GPO cache on a computer may be the only way to fix a persistent problem. Doing this involves deleting files, registry entries, and rebuilding the security database. Clear-GPOCache.ps1 works by creating a custom batch file on the remote … Continue reading
Get-AllGPOsLinkedToOU.ps1 returns a unique list of all GPO’s linked to an OU. You can also run a onelevel or subtree search to get a unique list of linked OUs at or below the selected OU. You are prompted for the … Continue reading
This script deletes the locally stored copies of GPOs and forces a GPUPdate on a computer. Reset-GPOCache.ps1 works by a remote connection to the registry provider to get the path to the Group Policy\History folder, then deletes the files beneath … Continue reading
The Get-GPResultantSetOfPolicy cmdlet in the GroupPolicy module of PowerShell has a parameter for a user name. Often I have no idea who has logged onto the computer. Get-RSOP.ps1 uses WMI to give you a pick list of users on the … Continue reading
Here is the unsupported method from Microsoft for editing the path for shares and printers inside a GPO. From a server — 1) Backup the problem GPO to your desktop 2) Edit the gpreport.xml and backup.xml files 3) Import the … Continue reading