Windows Server

Group Policy Object: How to analyze group policies applied to a user and computer account

If you ever wanted to know what group policies are enabled on your computer, here are some few ways of finding them out.

Via the Resultant Set of Policy Management Console: This is the easiest way to determine the group policies applied to you. There it is a very powerful builtin command prompt used for auditing group policy settings.

Alternatively, search for "run" and type rsop.msc into the run box and then hit enter or
- Win + R keyboard combination to bring up a run box, type rsop.msc into the run box and then hit enter.

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When this is run, this will analyse and process the policies applied to you.

After its analysis, it will display the resultant set of Policy applied to you.

Now click on each folder, empty folders implies there are no policies applied to you. This is currently the only policies applied to my device via the computer configuration.

Via the Command line:  It should be noted that you have to specify the scope of the results. To find all the policies that are applied to your user account, you would use the following command:

gpresult /Scope User /v

This will process and display the results as shown below.

Then if you scroll down, you will see the the Resultant Set Of Policies for User section.

If you are looking for all policies applied to your Computer, all you need to do is change the scope:

gpresult /Scope Computer /v

Alternatively, there is a shortcut command that can be applied to het the desired result.

User Side Policies: To get all the policies applied to your user avcount, simplyrun the command below from the command prompt.

gpresult /r

This will give only the user-side of group policies applied.

Computer Side Policies: To get this policies, simple run command prompt with administrative privilege, this will output policies relating to the computer.

gpresult /r

Note: The command prompt has to be run with administrators rights

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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