How can we find if a GPO is not being used. Can we find its not assigned to any OU.?


How can we find if a GPO is not being used. Can we find its not assigned to any OU.?
Can i know the steps how to find this.

LVL 11
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Mike KlineCommented:
You can use one of the scripts in GPMC


That will get you the GPOs not linked anywhere.



Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial

If you launch Group Policy Management Console (You can download from here

Take a look at your OU's to see where the GPO is assigned to you will have to check each OU also under group policy objects in the management console locate and click on the group policy in question and and then click on settings to see what it does

You can also run gpresult on a workstation / server but the above method will be the easiest
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Legacy OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.