Well, after a lot of hard work and late nights, we just shipped the GPExpert Troubleshooting Pak 1.0 last night. This is a significant milestone for the company as its our first suite of products for troubleshooting Group Policy. The Pak is composed of 4 different products that each add to an administrator’s arsenal of Group Policy troubleshooting. As a quick intro, here is what each product does:
- GPExpert Health Reporter 1.5: This was our first product, released earlier this year, and provides quick red or green status on GP processing on a given Windows system.
- GPExpert Log Analyzer 1.0: This new product picks up where Health Reporter leaves off, and gives you a deep GP drill down into a problem system, providing diagnostic tests and log analysis of all of the logs related to Group Policy
- GPExpert Group Policy Spy 1.0: This is a very cool tool. Think of it as "RegMon" for Group Policy. It lets you watch registry I/O related to Administrative Template policy and actually resolves registry paths to Group Policy editor namespace paths.
- GPExpert Status Monitor 1.0: Another cool tool for you desktop admins. The Status Monitor is a system tray icon that sits on all of your desktops and provides visual notification that GP processing is healthy. It also sends log events to the event log on the desktop system each time policy processes and reports how long it took to run!
I think the Troubleshooting Pak really raises the bar on the tools administrators have for troubleshooting Group Policy issues. Hopefully you will all think so as well. So, visit http://sdmsoftware.com/products.php, download the trial version, check it out and let me know what you think!