[gptalk] GPMC Help File Missing Sections Can Be Found Here

  • From: "Cruz, Jerome L" <jerome.l.cruz@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 17:19:25 -0500

Environment Vista Enterprise+SP1 and RSAT Tools...

Activate the GPMC 'Feature'
Control Panel | Programs and Features | [Click] 'Turn Windows features on or 
off' | Remote Server Administration Tools | Feature Administration Tools | 
Group Policy Management Tools

Download and Install the 'Group Policy Management Console Sample Scripts'

In previous versions of the GPMC.CHM 'help' file, there was a section within 
the Help file on programming the GPMC (the Group Policy Management Console 
Reference) and a section which listed every MS provided script and it's syntax 
(Group Policy Management Console Scripting Samples).

In Vista (on my PC), the GPMC.CHM file is located within the 
C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409 folder. You can open it there directly or from within 
the GPMC console using the Help menu. When browsing to find script information, 
all you will see is a link to the 'Group Policy Management Console Sample 
Scripts' link (as noted above).

Installing the scripts creates the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Group Policy\GPMC 
Sample Scripts folder and places all the scripts there. However, there is no 
file describing the scripts and their syntax included. There is also no local 
file describing the GPMC programming interface that used to be included in the 
help file.

MS removed these for Vista/SW8 and, apparently, placed them up on MSDN. Here 
are the appropriate links (at least until Microsoft updates them).

Group Policy Management Console Reference
(GPMC Object Model , GPMC Interfaces, Using Language Filtering in the GPMC 
Reference )

Group Policy Management Console Scripting Samples

Jerry Cruz | Group Policies Product Manager | Infrastructure Architect | Boeing 

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