How To Quickly Check If Newly Created GPO Replicated To All Domain Controllers?

by [Published on 25 March 2009 / Last Updated on 29 Nov. 2008]

This article explains a quick tip to check whether a newly created GPO replicated to all the Domain Controllers for that domain or not.

This article explains a quick tip to check whether a newly created GPO replicated to all the Domain Controllers for that domain or not. When you create a new GPO, that GPO must be replicated to all other domain controllers of that domain. There is a quick way to check this using GPOTool.exe:

  • gpotool.exe /gpo:GPO_Name_Here /verbose

The above command you need to run on the domain controller on which you created this GPO. If the policy has replicated to all the domain controllers, you will see a "Policy Ok" message. If it has not replicated yet, the tool will list the names of the domain controllers who have not received this GPO yet.

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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