Group Policy Templates

Script to Create the ADMX Central Store

February 25, 2014

I find it amazing how many Active Directory environments I review that do not have an ADMX Central Store set up. It’s been a best practice since the release of Windows Vista/2008 some 7 years ago now. What I find is that there tends to be ADMX sprawl across management servers and even the workstations […]

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Finding Orphaned Group Policy Objects

September 3, 2012

Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are stored in two parts: GPC (Group Policy Container). The GPC is where the GPO stores all the AD-related configuration under the CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=… container, which is replicated via AD replication. GPT (Group Policy Templates). The GPT is where the GPO stores the actual settings located within SYSVOL area under the Policies folder, which […]

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