Group Policy best practice analyser tool available
August 28, 2007
I have not yet had a chance to try this out, but still thought it was worth giving people the heads up. The description given on the download page for the Group Policy Best Practice Analyzer for Windows Server 2003 is:
The Microsoft Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer (GPDBPA) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is designed to help you identify Group Policy configuration errors or other dependency failures that may prevent settings or features from functioning as expected.
The page also refers to KB 940122, but this does not seem to exist at the time of writing – either this is an error or the KB has not yet been published.
<edit: In the last two hours this article has now been published. An extract from the introduction:
For example, you can use this tool to analyze a Group Policy configuration for the following purposes:
• To search for common configuration errors
• To discover and to diagnose problems
• To collect data for archiving
Download links below:
GPDBPA XP 32 bit (requires WGA validation)
GPDBPA 2003 32 bit (same as link at top of this page)