[gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison (Attachment removed)

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 07:13:32 -0700

I'm not sure what the licensing issues are now for the free version since it
was pulled. Its probably best not to use the list to distribute it however.

 

Thanks folks.

 

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:49 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison (Attachment removed)

 

I'll send it through my Own mail server to you, if you then can send it to
the group?

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Brian Cline
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 2:08 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison (Attachment removed)

Looks like the attachment got stripped by your mail server. Any alternate
way to get the pre-MS version?

 

Brian Cline, Business Systems Analyst
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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of bart.schillebeeks@xxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 3:45 AM
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Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison (Attachment removed)

 


Here you go jamie,

It's the latest version before microsoft bought it.

 

Vriendelijke groeten,
Cordialement,
Kind Regards, 
Schillebeeks Bart
Active Directory Security Consultant
Bart.schillebeeks@xxxxxxxxxx
AD Internet Consulting BVBA 
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turned skyward, for there you have been and there you always will be."
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-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 7:44 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison

Thank You

I'm not lucky enough to have a copy of it, I'll have to keep my eyes open
for copy.

Take Care and Have Fun --John

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Very nice. However, as Darren stated, this functionality is in the free
> DesktopStandard GPOVault product. It is not available for download
> anymore, but if you can get your hands on it, it makes the process very
> simple. Just a couple clicks and it spits a very nice, color-coded
> report for you.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jamie Nelson
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 12:18 PM
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF
> Subject: Re: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison
>
> Here is what I do, there is a script that comes with GPMC
> GetReportsForAllGPOs.wsf . I call it from the below script, the below
> script creates a directory by date, then runs GetReportsForAllGPOs.wsf
> which dumps a report of the GP as a XML and a HTML file. I just run the
> script as a scheduled task, then another script to call windiff and run
> it as another scheduled task
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> 'separate the parts of the system date
>       a = datepart("d",now)
>       b = monthname(datepart("m",now),true)
>       c = datepart("yyyy",now)
> 'reassemble them as this to get a filename
>       d = a&b&c
>
> Dim objFSO, objFolder, strDirectory
> Dim StrCmdLine, StrDomain, StrReport_Dest, StrDateDir Set objFSO =
> CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> Set objFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder("X:\GPOSettings\One\" &d)
> strComputer = "."
> Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" &
> "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
>
> StrDateDir= d
> StrDomain="mydomain.com"
> StrReport_Dest= objFolder
>
> Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") oShell.CurrentDirectory =
> "C:\Program Files\GPMC\Scripts\"
> StrCmdLine="cscript GetReportsForAllGPOs.wsf " & StrReport_Dest & "
> /domain:" & StrDomain oShell.Run StrCmdLine
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> strComputer = "."
> 'separate the parts of the system date
>       a = datepart("d",now)
>       b = monthname(datepart("m",now),true)
>       c = datepart("yyyy",now)
> 'reassemble them as this to get a filename
>       d = a&b&c
> 'set varaibles for yesterday date
>       od = Day(Date-1)
>       yd=od&b&c
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> set objFolder =
> objFSO.CreateFolder("E:\GPOSettings\One\DifferenceReports\" &d) Set
> objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" &
> "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set
> colFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from CIM_DataFile where
> Extension = 'txt'") Set objYD = objFSO.GetFolder("E:\GPOSettings\x\"
> &yd) Set objD = objFSO.GetFolder("E:\GPOSettings\x\" &d) Set objFP =
> objFSO.GetFolder("E:\windiff\") set objDP =
> objFSO.GetFolder("E:\GPOSettings\x\DifferenceReports\" &d) strFolder =
> objYD
> strFolder1 = objD
> DP=objDP
>
>
> Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
> oShell.CurrentDirectory = strFolder1
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile("X Domain Controllers Policy.html")
> newfile = objFile
>
> Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
> oShell.CurrentDirectory = strFolder
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile("X Domain Controllers Policy.html")
> oldfile = objFile
>
> oShell.CurrentDirectory = objD
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> objFSO.MoveFile  "X Domain Controllers Policy.html",
> "XDomainControllersPolicy.html"
>
> oShell.CurrentDirectory = objYD
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> objFSO.MoveFile  "X Domain Controllers Policy.html",
> "XOneDomainControllersPolicy.html"
>
> Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
> oShell.CurrentDirectory = strFolder1
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile("XDomainControllersPolicy.html")
> newfile1 = objFile
>
> Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
> oShell.CurrentDirectory = strFolder
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> Set objFil1 = objFSO.GetFile("XDomainControllersPolicy.html")
> oldfile1 = objFile
>
> set objShell = createobject("Wscript.Shell")
> oShell.CurrentDirectory = objFP
> StrCmd="E:\windiff\windiff.exe"
> StrOpt="-Sx  X_DC_Diff.txt"
> StrCmdLine= StrCmd & " " & StrOpt & " "& oldfile1 & " " & newfile1
> msgbox StrCmdLine
> objShell.Run StrCmdLine
>
> its worked ok so far.... --John
>
>
>
>
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF"
> <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > GPOVault did the trick. Didn't realize it had that functionality in
> the
> > free version. Thanks Darren.
> >
> > 
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jamie Nelson
> >
> > 
> >
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
> > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 9:06 AM
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison
> >
> > 
> >
> > Well, I don't know about that Bart, but you may be able to get there
> > with something that my company, SDM Software, is getting ready to
> > release. Essentially we are releasing a Scripting Toolkit for GP,
> where
> > you'll be able to modify GP settings via script (PowerShell
> primarily).
> > So, in your scenario, you could write a script to read values from one
> > GPO and write them into another.
> >
> > 
> >
> > Darren
> >
> > 
> >
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > On Behalf Of bart.schillebeeks@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 6:57 AM
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison
> >
> > 
> >
> > Hi darren,
> >
> > 
> >
> > You know what i would really love.
> >
> > 
> >
> >  To be able to cut and paste settings between gpo's from one editor to
> > another. Reworking gpo's that need to split in two for example is
> simply
> > a pain in the but.
> >
> > Microsoft get to it :-)
> >
> > 
> >
> > Vriendelijke groeten,
> > Cordialement,
> > Kind Regards,
> > Schillebeeks Bart
> > Active Directory Security Consultant
> > Bart.schillebeeks@xxxxxxxxxx
> > AD Internet Consulting BVBA
> > "When once you have tasted flight, you will always walk with your eyes
> > turned skyward, for there you have been and there you always will be."
> > Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519
> > Disclaimer:
> > Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual
> sender,
> > except where the message states otherwise and the sender is authorised
> > to state them to be the views of any such entity.This Message is in no
> > way legally binding and has to be viewed as a personal opinion of the
> > sender. This message reflects in no way the views of FORTIS BANK and
> its
> > associates and AD internet Consulting BVBA and its associates. Unless
> > otherwise stated, any pricing information given in this message is
> > indicative only, is subject to change and does not constitute an offer
> > to deal at any price quoted. Any reference to the terms of executed
> > transactions should be treated as preliminary only and subject to our
> > formal written confirmation.
> >
> > AD Internet Consulting BVBA, Hezemeer 7, 2430 Eindhout-Laakdal
> > ON:0470419019 www.adinternet.com mailto:Sales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> > 
> >
> > 
> >
> > 
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
> > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 3:53 PM
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Object Comparison
> >
> > Jamie-
> >
> > Desktopstandard had this in their free version of GPO Vault but its
> not
> > available for free anymore. I've heard this so often that maybe I will
> > try and write something!
> >
> > 
> >
> > Darren
> >
> > 
> >
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF
> > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 6:50 AM
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Group Policy Object Comparison
> >
> > 
> >
> > I think this has been asked before but I searched the archives and
> > didn't find anything. Is there a tool or process I can use to look at
> > two different GPOs and show me the differences between the two?
> > Preferably in a nice little report similar to what GPMC produces?
> >
> > 
> >
> > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > 
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > 
> >
> > Jamie Nelson
> >
> >
>
>
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