Auditing and Managing Group Policy

Once you design and deploy GPOs to support your security policy, it is important to validate your Group Policy to ensure that you have defined the right GPOs. Auditing Group Policy ensures the GPOs you have in place satisfy your security policy. As you change users and computers in your organization, you may find that your GPOs no longer satisfy your security policy. It is important to audit Group Policy periodically to ensure that any changes in your organization have not reduced your GPO’s effectiveness.

Microsoft provides two main tools you will use to audit Group Policy: Group Policy Inventory and Resultant Set of Policy tool. The first tool, Group Policy Inventory, provides an inventory list of GPOs ...

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