Group Policy Blog

GPO Compare 2.5 (New) Demo | Group Policy Management [Video]

Today we released an updated version of our widely used GPO Compare product. The 2.5 release brings some cool new features and improvements over 2.0, including: Ability to now compare up to 4 GPOs or GPO backups, for comparing GPOs or backups against a baseline GPO Support for comparing GPO Exporter Snapshots, to quickly and … Read More.

Digging Into Group Policy WMI Filters and Managing them through PowerShell

WMI Filters have been available as a mechanism for filtering the effects of Group Policy Objects (GPOs) since Server 2003 & XP shipped. They are a valuable tool in your Group Policy Management arsenal. As the name implies, WMI filters allow you to filter the effects of a GPO based on queries that execute against the WMI … Read More.

Leveraging Group Policy Preferences Item-Level Targeting from “Downlevel” Group Policy

Recently I’ve had some conversations with folks that related to their irritation that “legacy” Group Policy settings such as Admin. Templates, Security Settings, Software Installation, etc. could not benefit from the fine-grained “Item-Level-Targeting” (ILT) feature that is available with Group Policy Preferences settings. Most of us Group Policy MVPs have had this on our wish … Read More.

GPO Exporter Demonstration [Video]

In this video, Darren Mar-Elia, SDM Software’s CTO and Founder, demonstrates the SDM Software GPO Exporter product, a tool that quickly and easily document your Group Policy Environment.

GPO Compare Demonstration

In this video, Darren Mar-Elia, SDM Software’s CTO and Founder, demonstrates the SDM Software GPO Compare product, a tool for being able to perform actions such as comparing group policy objects across your Windows enterprise network and creating reports about GPOs. GPO Compare greatly improves the manageability of group policy.