Group Policy Notes


Where to look for policies that have been applied to the user and computer:

Computer: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History

User: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History


Group Policy Preferences vs Group Policies. Taken from the Preferences guide: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790&DisplayLang=en

Troubleshooting

Descriptions of Group Policy operational logs fields (Vista +): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749336%28WS.10%29.aspx

Export the operational log to old school log format: gplogview -o gpevents.txt (download for gplogview: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=BCFB1955-CA1D-4F00-9CFF-6F541BAD4563&displaylang=en)

Reading Userenv (XP/2003): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786775%28WS.10%29.aspx

 

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