Printing Group Policy not found

I have been working on new customer's site where the old admin had set a printing group policy to install 2 printer upon the user login, however I have not been able to find such settings to remove it, is there any trick to look at customized group policies on a domain. It's an old 2003r2 with a 2008r2 secondary domain, I can't find the darn policy, any ideas?

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Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
use group policy modeling under GPMC

it basically simulating the authenticated user/computer of what policies applied.
jdffAuthor Commented:
Justin, how do I get to it? Thank you.
Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Using Group Policy Management Console
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jdffAuthor Commented:
I can't find the Group Policy Management Console, only the Group Policy Object Editor, any ideas why?
Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
jdffAuthor Commented:
I have looked everywhere and I can not find the darn policy any other suggestions? Is there a third party tool that will be friendly as far as searching it? This policy was created under a windows 2000 domain, then migrated to a windows 2003 domain and now to a 2008 domain, just in case this will make any difference.
Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Do you see the Group Policy Results wizard in the Group Policy console?  As Justin pointed out, if you are trying to manage things from a client workstation, you will need to install Remote Server Admin Tools to use that (the links are in his post).  With RSAT, you should be able to run the Results Wizard.

Here are some screenshots on how that works:

You can a get text-based report of group policy results by running this at a command prompt when logged on as the user and/or administrator on the system in question.  This doesn't require any special tools to be installed:
     gpresult /z

Or, if you want to export the results to a TXT file, you can add ">" and the full path of a txt file to the command like this (substituting an actual path on your computer, of course):
      gpresult /z > c:\users\alicia\gpresult.txt

The "/z" switch produces the most info about policies that have been applied to the user and computer.  I would run gpresult /z when logged on as the user having the problem.  But, the user will only get results for user policies if they are not an administrator on the system. If that's the case, then log on as an admin & run the command again to see the results for computer policies.

This page has more details about running gpresult:

GPResult will give you a list of applied policies and policies that were NOT applied.  The results produced by GPResult is a little more straightforward and easier to follow than running RSOP.msc or the GP results wizard because it lists all results in text format, separating applied policies from those that weren't applied.

I hope this helps.


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