[gptalk] Re: Pulling out paths from Group Policy

  • From: Dave Sharples <dave.sharples@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 15:49:47 +0000

Mainly looking for the script name in the GPO - if people really have put 
embedded server names inside scripts themselves - then good luck to them :)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
>Sent: 07 January 2009 15:44
>To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pulling out paths from Group Policy
>
>Dave-
>Well, you can definitely do it via scripts. For the Software
>Installation
>stuff, you might want to check out my free GPSIViewer utility out on
>GPOGUY.COM. Essentially it dumps all packages in a domain into a GUI
>list
>that shows the package path within the UI. I don't remember off-hand but
>it
>may also have a feature to export the list (you'd think I'd know since I
>wrote it but I don't have it handy at the moment!). As for startup
>scripts,
>are you looking for embedded paths within the actual scripts? If so,
>then
>you'll probably need to write some text parsing to handle that.
>
>Darren
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On
>Behalf Of Dave Sharples
>Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:27 AM
>To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [gptalk] Pulling out paths from Group Policy
>
>We use group policy for software installations (both MSI and scripted
>ones),
>we use a DFS share for 4 replicated servers which hold the software
>files.
>What we are looking for is a way of pulling out the GPO's which use a
>specific server name in the path instead of the DFS name (the servers
>are
>being replaced so any GPOs which reference them won't work anymore).
>
>We have ~2000 GPO's so going through each one will probably make me go
>loopy.
>
>Anyone know a better way, would need to look in the Software
>installation
>name and the startup scripts part (both user and machine)
>
>Cheers
>
>Dave
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