Gather policy information in Windows 2000 Pro with GPRESULT.EXE

Troubleshooting a problem with local or group policy in Windows 2000? Then utilize the Group Policy Results tool. The GPRESULT command provides you with useful information about the user and computer.

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Microsoft introduced a handy tool for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 called the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) that enables Windows users and administrators to, among other things, determine which policies have been applied to the computer. This capability is extremely handy when you're trying to troubleshoot a problem with local or group policy.

The RSoP snap-in for Windows XP won't work on Windows 2000 computers, but the Windows 2000 Resource Kit does include a tool that gives Windows 2000 users at least some of the same capabilities.

The Group Policy Results tool (GPRESULT.EXE) displays the results of group policy for the current user and computer. Used without switches, the GPRESULT command lists general information about the user and computer including domain name, domain type, profile information, and security group membership. It also shows the date and time of the last group policy application, from where the policies were applied, and general information about what policies were applied.

Here's a list of some of the switches you can use with the GPRESULT command:

  • /v switch: use to run GPRESULT.EXE in verbose mode.
  • /s switch: use to run GPRESULT.EXE in super-verbose mode.
  • /c switch: use to view only computer policy.
  • /u switch: use to view only user policy.

For help with the syntax of the command, enter GPRESULT /? at a command prompt.

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