Group Policy Freeware UtilitiesNote–these tools are largely unsupported but if you do have questions or issues using them, check out our Freeware Support Forum
Registry.Pol Viewer Utility 1.5 (Last Updated January 2017)This utility provides read-only access into the registry.pol file (or any other .pol file). Registry.pol is the file that GP uses to store registry-based policy settings made by Administrative Template, Windows Firewall, Public Key Policy, AppLocker, Software Restriction Policy or Disk Quota policy. Updated to allow browsing by GPO name as well as file path.
Group Policy Health Reporter 1.9 (Last Updated January 2017)GUI utility that lets you quickly and easily determine Group Policy processing health against a remote computer. Reports out quick “red or green” status of GP processing on end-nodes and provides detailed listing of GPOs that apply to a given computer or user and which Client Side Extensions have run.
Group Policy Blog This free set of cmdlets is a great compliment to our commercial GPExpert Group Policy Automation Engine, which provides a cmdlet for modifying the settings within a GPO–something GPMC can’t do! You can get more information on the GPAE on the Products Page. Requirements: This utility requires .Net 2.0 and PowerShell 1.0 or PowerShell 2.0 to be installed before installation. It also requires GPMC (which requires .Net 1.1 or later) to be installed on the system where the cmdlets run.
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