GPSI “GYPSY” VIEWER UTILITY
Within native tools, there is no way to quickly get an at-a-glance view of all applications deployed via Group Policy Software Installation (GPSI) policy across a domain. This simple GUI utility lets you quickly view all applications that have been published or assigned (or removed) using Group Policy, within a domain. With the newest version, you can also print the list of applications to a report or save it as a .csv file.
The figure below shows what this tool looks like:
The GPSIViewer utility will automatically try to resolve the AD domain that the workstation running the tool belongs to. If it can not or you wish to connect to a different domain, then you will be able to enter the domain name manually, using either the LDAP distinguished name, as shown above, or the DNS name (e.g. mycompany.com). Note that, when you remove a deployed package from a GPO, that package definition is not actually removed from AD. This is because removed packages may need to be de-installed from target machines and thus the package is marked for removal. Using this mechanism, the next time the user or computer that had installed the application processes the GPO, it knows to remove the package. I have marked removed packages with Red to indicate their state.
Requirements: For the 1.6 version of “GYPSY”, you need the .Net Framework 2.0 installed on the machine where you run this utility from. The 1.0 version requires at least .Net 1.1.
Version 1.6 (current): Version 1.6 adds the Date Created and Date Last Modified columns to the display and to reporting.
Download: from above — 10.6KB
Version 1.5: The 1.5 version adds a few new features. For example, I added a column that lists any transforms applied to the package. I also add “tool tips” to each row, which lets you hover your mouse over a column that contains large amounts of text, and see what the full contents of that text is without having to expand the column. I also added the ability to print the list of apps to a printer. Finally, I created a save to .csv option that lets you output the list to a .csv file for easy import into Excel.
Download: GPSI “GYPSY” Viewer 1.5 — 10.1KB (UNAVAILABLE)
Version 1.0 (original): This is the original version of the tool that allows you to view GPSI deployed apps.
Download: SIViewer 1.0 — 7.3KB (UNAVAILABLE)