[gptalk] Re: Pulling out paths from Group Policy

Domain Admin access worked for this, very useful tool.

Thanks

Dave

>-----Original Message-----
>From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
>Sent: 07 January 2009 18:03
>To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pulling out paths from Group Policy
>
>The actual MSI paths are stored in objects within the GPC with a class
>of
>packageRegistration. So you could absolutely do an LDAP search to pull
>out
>these objects. The path is stored in the attributed called msiFileList.
>
>Darren
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On
>Behalf Of Cruz, Jerome L
>Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:19 AM
>To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pulling out paths from Group Policy
>
>Hmmm....
>
>Log onto a DC (for speed, could be done remotely) go to the root of
>SYSVOL.
>Open a CMD prompt and use the Find command to search all files of, say
>the
>VBS extension for your DFS share name(s).
>
>Clunky, but doable.
>
>Also...
>If you can't get the GPSI "GYPSY" VIEWER UTILITY mentioned by Darren
>working
>quickly, you can use a GPMC based search. Right+click on a domain and
>choose
>the 'Search...' menu option. The 'Search item' dropdown will be either
>User
>or Computer Configuration. Then choose a 'Value' field of 'Software
>Installation' to get a list of GPOs that deploy MSIs. Not as fast as his
>tool, but better than nothing to get a list of GPOs that deploy
>software.
>Then you could use other GPMC scripts to run HTML or XML reports for
>those
>GPOs and save them on your hard disk.  Then do a Find against those
>files
>searching for your DFS share names. Again...clunky. Try to get the GPSI
>tool
>to work.
>
>Jerry Cruz | Group Policies Product Manager | Windows Infrastructure
>Architecture | CNO | Boeing IT
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On
>Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
>Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:58 AM
>To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pulling out paths from Group Policy
>
>The script name is stored in the scripts.ini file within SYSVOL, so you
>would basically have to write some code to iterate through the
>SYSVOL\Policies structure, look for and read each of those files and
>figure
>out if your paths are there.
>
>Darren
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On
>Behalf Of Dave Sharples
>Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:50 AM
>To: 'gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
>Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pulling out paths from Group Policy
>
>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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