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    Group Policy Audit

    How does everyone do a group policy audit? I feel a spring clean coming on. The current GPOs have been added to over time and generally messed about with so I want a bit more control, so a full audit is in order I reckon, get rid of duplicates etc.

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    If you open GPMC, navigate to Group Policy Objects, highlight a policy then select the Settings tab. This allows you to view a report of the settings in the GPO.

    Sometimes you may find re-creating GPOs from scratch, performing all tests required, then swapping the GPOs and deleting the old ones is just as quick.

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    That's what I was thinking, just redo them from scratch, maybe print everything out and see what's being applied then start a set of new ones based on that - I believe there's some utils somewhere for listing gpos not in use.

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    If you find such a utility that will list unused GPO's I would be very interested, I need to do the same thing as we've got GPO's that have been in place for over 10 years and I am very dubious as to whether or not they are actually doing anything...

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    The first method is to visually inspect what's linked in each OU. If you try and delete a GPO in use, GPMC will prompt you before deleting.

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    bunch of scripts here Group Policy Management Console Scripting Samples (Windows)

    gpmc - not used them or really looked into it

    also powershell

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../ee461027.aspx
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