Verify a group policy has been applied

I'm wondering what is the method to determine if a new group policy is being applied to computers.  I'm pretty certain that it is not,so it would also be nice to understand how we would best trouble shoot the issue
Who is Participating?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Resultant Set Of Policy (rsop.msc) i find is the more clear and concise way to easily identity policies that are applied both to the machine and user configurations.

You can run rsop.msc from both client and server (ADUC). However the DC will show EXACTLY what should be applied, without Errors.

When you run it on the client and it does not match with what is shown on the server, then there is some sort of policy processing issue with the client, either timeouts/netlogon issues/network issues/DNS etc.

This is a good way to know if something is not correctly applying. At that point i would then start referencing the Event Logs and looking for Group Policy or NetLogon Events.

This will help when troubleshooting Group Policy issues.

You can use gpresult which does can provide more comprehensive reports, as others have stated, but i rarely use this. Rsop.msc and Event logs are all i need to see what policies are being applied and also how to troubleshoot when they are not applying properly.

Cliff GaliherCommented:
The gpresults command line or the group policy results wizard in the GPMC GUI queries all group policies, their status, the settings applied, and if settings conflict, which group policy "won" based on precedence. It is a real-time query, not a rules based assumption. Very accurate for troubleshooting.
GSLElectricAuthor Commented:
does that command have to be run on the DC or would you run the command line on the individual computer?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
I run it from the DC, but that's preference, not necessity.
gpresult is run on each computer.
It can also be used to query a remote computer using the /S /U /P switches.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.