[gptalk] Re: new GPO Compare product

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 06:48:01 -0800

Good questions. In many shops, esp. larger ones, folks might have lots of
GPOs that are only different by virtue of a couple of settings. For example,
I was working with a customer recently who had 13,000 GPOs! They needed to
know if some of those had settings that were different than the "baseline".
In that case, having a tool like this could have come in handy (although in
that case, they probably needed something that was a bit more automated). 




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Andrew McHale
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 1:42 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: new GPO Compare product


Hi Darren,


As I'm new to GP I'm intrigued by the purpose of this tool when you state
"quickly spot inconsistencies across GPOs"


Could you give an example of when you'd want to compare GPO's for
inconsistencies? I thought the concept of multiple GPO's was to be
different, with each one providing a different type of policy, that you can
apply to different groups of individuals/assets depending on the needs.


Immediately the only time I can think you'd want to compare GPO's for
inconsistencies is when you are recreating one due to corruption or major
version change, or if you're looking for conflicting GPO's which set
opposite values for the same policy.






P.S. Sorry if you excitedly opened this email expecting your first batch of
feedback ;)



From: Darren Mar-Elia [mailto:darren@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 21 November 2008 21:04
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] new GPO Compare product


Hey Folks-

Just wanted to let everyone know that today we shipped our new GPO Compare
product (www.sdmsoftware.com/group_policy_compare). This is something that
many folks have asked for-a really nice standalone way to quickly spot
inconsistencies across GPOs. If you have interest, check it out and let me
know what you think! I'm all ears for feedback and already have some great
ideas for the next version.





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