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

  • From: "Michael Pietrzak" <mpietrzak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:13:17 -0700

Any chances on writing an article in WindowsITPro regarding the new
changes in group policies and the associated tools as they relate to
Michael Pietrzak
San Diego State University


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 8:56 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Vista's Gpresult no longer showing Computer

Actually, as a follow up to this, you can use the /user parameter on
gpresult, as an elevated user, to get the RSOP info for the original
user you're logged in as. So you don't really have to run gpresult twice
if you do this.


From: Darren Mar-Elia [mailto:darren@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 8:52 AM
To: 'gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [gptalk] Vista's Gpresult no longer showing Computer

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 section:



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 up?)


    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

        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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