[gptalk] Re: Making Sense of GPO Versioning

  • From: "Bala P" <baluspage@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 21:58:57 +0530

Hi Ryan,

Also check out this link for more details on GPO versioning :

"GPO Version = 65536 * (Number of user section changes) + Number of
computer section changes"


On 8/9/06, Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Ryan- Yes, its not altogether intuitive with respect to the registry/rsop versions. But here is how it works. That number, 3997757, converts to 003d003d in hex. That's 4 bytes of data. Each two bytes represents the number of revisions found in the GPT and GPC, for that GPO, on the DC used for GP processing by that cllient. 0x3d = 61 in decimal so 61 revisions found for both the GPT and GPC, for that GPO, on that DC, for that client.


*From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
Behalf Of *Ryan Brennan
*Sent:* Wednesday, August 09, 2006 8:23 AM
*To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Subject:* [gptalk] Making Sense of GPO Versioning

 I think understand a little on how GPO versioning works with GPC/GPT each
having there own version etc. Can someone make some sense of how the
versions are stored between RSOP, GPT.INI, Registry and AD Container?

            For example I have a Default Domain Policy

            GMPC Version: User/Computer 1/71

            GPT.INI Version: 65607

            RSOP Version: 3997757

            Registry History
Policy\History): 3997757

I understand the GPMC and GPT, but the Registry/RSOP ones are confusing
me, I am figuring there is some binary/hex/decimal conversions going on
here, thoughts? I need the laymen breakdown please..

Best Regards,

Ryan Brennan

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