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Simulate Resultant Set of Policy Using Group Policy Modeling

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

To simulate Resultant Set of Policy using Group Policy Modeling

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). In the console tree, double-click the forest in which you want to create a Group Policy Modeling query, right-click Group Policy Modeling , and then click Group Policy Modeling Wizard .

  2. In the Group Policy Modeling Wizard , click Next , and then type the appropriate information.

  3. When you are finished, click Finish .

  4. If you want to print or save the report, right-click the settings report in the details pane and do one of the following:

    • Select Print to print the report.

    • Select Save Report to save the report.

Additional considerations

  • To create a Group Policy Modeling query, you must have the Perform Group Policy Modeling Analyses permission on the domain or organizational unit that contains the objects on which you want to run the query.

  • Group Policy Modeling is available only if at least one domain controller in the forest is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

  • If you run Group Policy Modeling in an environment that supports Group Policy Preferences, the following requirements must be met for the Group Policy Preferences settings to appear in the report results:

    • The computer from which you run Group Policy Modeling must run Windows Server® 2008 R2 or Windows Server® 2008.

    • In mixed environments that use domain controllers that run Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008, and domain controllers that run Windows Server 2003, if you select a domain controller that runs Windows Server 2003 when you run Group Policy Modeling, ensure that the Group Policy Preferences client-side extensions (CSEs) are installed on the domain controller. To download the Group Policy Preferences CSEs for Windows Server 2003 (x86), see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=111852. To download the CSEs for Windows Server 2003 (x64), see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=111863.

  • To customize the information displayed in a report, click Show or Hide to display only the data that you want to view or print.

  • Within the GPMC, you cannot use the keyboard to navigate inside an HTML report. To browse inside the HTML report, save the report to a file and then use Internet Explorer to view the report.

  • If you open a previously saved console and want to save a Group Policy Modeling or Group Policy Results report in XML, rerun the report by using the Rerun Query option.

  • To view a saved report in a Web browser, you must use Internet Explorer® 6 or later.

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