[gptalk] Re: FindOrphanedGPOsInSYSVOL.wsf

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 15:35:31 -0800

Jason-
That script looks at all the GPT folders in SYSVOL and, based on the GUID,
then looks in AD to see if the GPO is missing the AD side. The assumption
there is that somewhere along the way, you deleted a GPO but its GPT (SYSVOL
part) did not get deleted along with the GPC (AD part). I would be highly
suspect that you are getting 67 orphans. I would do a manual spot check of
the AD GP container to verify that indeed those GUIDs that its finding are
not in AD.

Darren

-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jason B. Halladay
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 3:20 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] FindOrphanedGPOsInSYSVOL.wsf

Hi all,
I'm attempting to clean up an inordinate amount of GPOs in our 
environment. I'm starting with the FindOrphanedGPOsInSYSVOL.wsf script 
and it shows 67 orphaned GPOs.  I'm curious what makes the GPOs 
"orphaned" and how we ended up with 67 orphans.  From what I've read, 
it's safe to delete these without causing any issues or removing valid 
GPOs.  Is this correct?
Thanks!
Jason


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