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Windows® Group Policy Administrators Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Searching for GPOs

Clearly, being able to search within individual GPOs is helpful. Still, you’ll often want to perform similar searches on a larger scope, such as searching all GPOs in a domain or forest for specific values or configuration criteria. To search all GPOs in a domain or forest, you can use the search feature in the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

Search Techniques for Policy Objects, Links, and Settings

If you want to find a specific policy object, link, or setting, the GPMC search feature is the right tool for you. You can use the search feature to find virtually any value associated with a policy object. The search feature can search all GPOs in the currently selected domain or in all the domains of a selected forest.

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