Listing your GPOs and GPO links

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 27 June 2006 / Last Updated on 27 June 2006]

How to list all your GPOs and their GPO links.

A reader recently asked me whether there was a simple way in Windows Server 2003 to list all your GPOs and the containers (domains, sites, OUs) they are linked to. Well, there's no exact way of doing this out of the box, but there is a way that effectively gives you the info you want. Here's how:

1. Log on to a computer on which you've already installed the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). Installing this console also installs a bunch of scripts, one of which you're now going to use.

2. Open a command prompt and change directory to the C:\Program Files\GPMC\Scripts\ folder.

3. Type ListAllGPOs.wsf /v and the result is a list of every GPO in your domain along with the containers they are linked to and tons of other information.

4. If you understand Windows scripting, you can customize this script to give you only the information you want and in the format you want.

Cheers, Mitch Tulloch

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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