[gptalk] Re: Vista's Gpresult no longer showing Computer setttings?

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:52:28 -0700

In Vista, they removed the ability for a "regular" non-elevated user from
getting computer-specific RSOP. You have to start an elevated command-prompt
in order to get computer info. The pain about this is the following. Let's
say you're logged on as your normal, non-admin user account. So you want to
get RSOP info. You elevate your command prompt to admin and then gpresult
result. Well, it gives you the computer data that you're after but then it
gives you the user data of the elevated account (e.g. local administrator).
Bummer. So you really have to run GPResult twice if you're not already an
admin on a box. Part of the new secure world we live in.


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Mills, Mark
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 8:13 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Vista's Gpresult no longer showing Computer setttings? 

I ran a gpresult on VistaRC1 and gpresult doesn't show the Computer settings
section of GPResult?




Here is a capture of the Gpresult - Notice there is not a Computer settings



U:\>psexec \\vistarc1_9-1-06 -u DA\Vista -p V1staOS cmd


PsExec v1.31 - execute processes remotely

Copyright (C) 2001-2002 Mark Russinovich




Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.5600]

Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.







Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System Group Policy Result tool v2.0

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2001


Created On 9/15/2006 at 9:45:08 AM



RSOP data for DA\Vista on VISTARC1_9-1-06 : Logging Mode



OS Type:                     Microsoftr Windows VistaT Ultimate

OS Configuration:            Member Workstation

OS Version:                  6.0.5600

Site Name:                   N/A

Roaming Profile:             N/A

Local Profile:               C:\Users\Vista

Connected over a slow link?: No



USER SETTINGS  (here is the user settings - but no Computer settings showed


    CN=VistaTester,OU=IT Users,OU=User Policies,OU=Active Group


    Last time Group Policy was applied: 9/15/2006 at 8:40:40 AM

    Group Policy was applied from:      domaincontroller.mydomain.com

    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps

    Domain Name:                        DA

    Domain Type:                        Windows 2000 (actually 2003 domain
and forest)


    Applied Group Policy Objects


        User - Printer - These specific PCs get the 8000 and 8550 Printer 

        Default Domain Policy

        User -AD IT Group to added to Local Computer Admin Group

        User -All Mapped Drives

        User -Screen Saver Lock Computer after 1 hours inactivity

        User -IE Changes for IT

        User -Disable Offline Folder Synchronization

        User -My Documents Folder Redirection

        Default Domain Policy


    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out


        Computer -Disable Windows Security Center

            Filtering:  Disabled (GPO)


        Computer - Symantec Auto Install IT Group

            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)


        Computer -Disable OS Firewall while on Domain

            Filtering:  Disabled (GPO)


        Local Group Policy

            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)


        Local Group Policy

            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)


    The user is a part of the following security groups


        Domain Users




        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users

        This Organization


        Medium Mandatory Level


 It doesn't matter if I am sitting in front of the pc or using psexec  I can
not get gpresult to show the computer settings portion of gpresult.  (psexec
no longer works in interactive mode by the way, even using a local username
and password, it still works in default mode though)




Mark Mills 

Office Phone:  281-444-2300 x113

Email: mark.mills@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 


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