You’ll recall a couple of blog posts ago, I announced that we had shipped our Group Policy Compliance Manager (GPCM) product, which allows you to report on what Group Policy is doing on all your end nodes that process policy. One of the key use cases for Compliance Manager is collecting and auditing data around what security settings have been processed by Windows desktops, and especially servers. The ability to answer the question–“have all my Windows servers received the security hardening standards that I’ve applied?”–is an important one, not just for auditors but also for administrators. As a result, I recently recorded the following video that shows how you can use the search feature to access data collected by GPCM to determine if key security settings have been processed, and by which machines.
Check it out!