Check for problems with GPOs

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 2 May 2007 / Last Updated on 2 May 2007]

How to check for possible problems with your GPOs.

Want to proactively check for problems with GPOs before they start affecting your environment? GPOs can become unlinked, corrupted, and misbehave in various ways, so here are a few things you can do to check them:

Run the script GetReportsForAllGPOs.wsf (found under C:\Program Files\GPMC\Scripts\ when you have the GPMC installed).

Run the ListAllGPOs.wsf script with the /v switch.

Run the BackupAllGPOs.wsf script.


Mitch Tulloch was the lead author for the Windows Vista Resource Kit from Microsoft Press, which is THE book for IT pros who want to deploy, maintain and support Windows Vista in mid- and large-sized network environments. For more about Mitch, visit his website

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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