The best solution to this problem is to take a proactive stance against it. That is, to create a GPO naming scheme before you even begin creating too many of them. There really is no set way to do this seeing as how all networks are different. Some of the more common methods include using the location the GPO effects followed by its purpose, such as Marketing-InternetExplorerSettings or Administration-RedirectedFolders. Once you have a policy like this set in place you will find that modifying, troubleshooting, and even creating new GPO’s because a much more streamlined process.
Chris Sanders is the network administrator for one of the largest public school systems in the state of Kentucky. Chris is the author of the book Practical Packet Analysis as well as several articles. His personal website at www.chrissanders.org contains a great deal of information, articles, and guides related to network administration, network security, packet analysis, and general information technology.