group policy management tools

Microsoft Tools

Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer for Windows Server 2003 - The Microsoft Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer (GPDBPA) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is designed to help you identify Group Policy configuration errors or other dependency failures that may prevent settings or features from functioning as expected.

GPMC - Group Policy management.

PolicySettings.xls - spreadsheet lists Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template.

Group Policy ADM Files - Administrative Template files are used to populate user interface settings in the Group Policy Object Editor, enabling administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. Each successive Windows operating system and service pack includes a newer version of these .adm files.

Group Policy Inventory - Group Policy Inventory (GPInventory.exe) allows administrators to collect Group Policy and other information from any number of computers in their network.

admFiles_IE7.msi - Administrative Templates for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows.

IE7BlockerToolkit.EXE - Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 7.

ORKSP2AT.EXE - Office 2003 Service Pack 2 Administrative Template (ADM), OPAs, and Explain Text Update.

VistaGPSettings.xls - Group Policy Settings Reference Windows Vista.

ADMX Migrator - The ADMX Migrator is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that simplifies the process of converting your existing Group Policy ADM Templates to the new ADMX format and provides a graphical user interface for creating and editing Administrative Templates.

Group Policy Management Pack for MOM - Group Policy Management Pack for MOM on Windows Server™ 2003.

RecreateDefpol.EXE - RecreateDefPol.exe is a tool developed for the restoration of the Default Domain and Default Domain Controllers policy files, in case of accidental deletion. This tool is for use exclusively on Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, and DataCenter Server. Do not use this tool on Windows Server 2003; use Dcgpofix.exe instead (included in Windows Server 2003).
This tool is intended for use only in disaster recovery situations, where either the Default Domain Policy, the Default Domain Controllers Policy, or both have been damaged or deleted, and no other backup is available. This should be considered a tool of last resort.

gpLogView.msi - Group Policy Log view tool for Windows Vista.
Group Policy Log View is a utility you use to export Group Policy event data from the system and operational log into a text, HTML, or XML file.

admFiles_PowerShell.msi - Administrative Templates for Windows PowerShell.

RTCLIENTADM.EXE - Microsoft Windows Messenger 5.1 Administrative Template (ADM) file contains appropriate policy settings for Windows Messenger 5.1. It is important that this file is used to control new group policy settings added to latest version of Windows Messenger 5.1.

FAZAM 2000 - FAZAM 2000 provides administrators with group policy management from a central, easy-to-use console. Only for Windows 2000.

Gpupdate - Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Longhorn included - local update tool.

Secedit - Windows 2003 included - local update tool.

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