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.
SDM GPMC PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0 (Last Updated October 2017)Description: These cmdlets have been updated for PowerShell 4.0 and 5.x! They are a superset of what Microsoft provides in their Group Policy module and wrap the functionality around managing Group Policy Objects available within the GPMC, into handy PowerShell cmdlets. The latest version comes with 29 cmdlets for performing GPO management tasks like creating and deleting GPOs, linking them to sites, domains and OUs, modifying GPO and SOM security and backing up, importing and restoring GPOs and reporting on GPO settings. For more information on using these cmdlets, you can use get-help against a given cmdlet in the Module to find syntax and examples. This free set of cmdlets is a great compliment to our commercial Group Policy Automation Engine, which provides a module for modifying the settings within a GPO–something GPMC can’t do! Requirements: This utility requires .Net 4.5.2 and above and PowerShell 4.0 or PowerShell 5.x to be installed before installation. It also requires GPMC to be installed on the system where the module is installed.
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