Hey Folks. It’s been too long since I posted here, so I thought I’d break my fast by posting something a bit meaty. Many moons ago, I created a whitepaper, which is on the Gpoguy portion of this site, that described how and where the various areas in Group Policy stored their settings. I finally, finally got around to updating that for the current in-the-box policy areas that we have today. You can find that updated whitepaper here. In this paper, I talk about how GPOs store their settings, in the GPC or GPT (or both) and where the underlying storage files can be found.
I hope you find this useful!