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Get-GPOReport

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Get-GPOReport

Generates a report either in XML or HTML format for a specified GPO or for all GPOs in a domain.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ByGUID
Get-GPOReport [-Guid] <Guid> [-ReportType] <ReportType> [[-Path] <String> ] [[-Domain] <String> ] [[-Server] <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByName
Get-GPOReport [-Name] <String> [-ReportType] <ReportType> [[-Path] <String> ] [[-Domain] <String> ] [[-Server] <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ReportAll
Get-GPOReport [-ReportType] <ReportType> [[-Path] <String> ] [[-Domain] <String> ] [[-Server] <String> ] [-All] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-GPOReport cmdlet generates a report in either XML or HTML format that describes properties and policy settings for a specified GPO or for all GPOs in a domain. The information that is reported for each GPO includes: details, links, security filtering, WMI filtering, delegation, and computer and user configurations.

You can specify the All parameter to generate a report for every GPO in the domain, or you can specify either the Name or Guid parameter to generate a report for a single GPO. You can also pipe GPO objects into this cmdlet. If you specify a file by using the Path parameter, the report is written to a file; otherwise, it is printed to the display.

Parameters

-All

If present, a report is generated for all GPOs in the domain.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

6

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Domain<String>

Specifies the domain for this cmdlet. You must specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain (for example: sales.contoso.com).

For the Get-GPOReport cmdlet:

-- If a single GPO is specified, it must exist in this domain.

-- If the All parameter is specified, a report is generated for each GPO in this domain.

If you do not specify the Domain parameter, the domain of the user that is running the current session is used. (If the cmdlet is being run from a computer startup or shutdown script, the domain of the computer is used.) For more information, see the Notes section in the full Help.

If you specify a domain that is different from the domain of the user that is running the current session (or, for a startup or shutdown script, the computer), a trust must exist between that domain and the domain of the user (or the computer).

You can also refer to Domain by its built-in alias, "domainname". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

4

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Guid<Guid>

Specifies the GPO for which to generate the report by its globally unique identifier (GUID). The GUID uniquely identifies the GPO.

You can also refer to the Guid parameter by its built-in alias, "id". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the GPO for which to generate the report by its display name.

The display name is not guaranteed to be unique in the domain. If another GPO with the same display name exists in the domain an error occurs. You can use the Guid parameter to uniquely identify a GPO.

You can also refer to the Name parameter by its built-in alias, "displayname". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

NewGPO

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Path<String>

Specifies the path to the report file; for example, c:\Reports\GpoReport.xml. If no path is specified, the report is printed to the display.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

3

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ReportType<ReportType>

Specifies the format of the report. You must specify either Html (for HTML format) or Xml (for XML format). These values are not case sensitive.

The following values are permitted for this object type.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Server<String>

Specifies the name of the domain controller that this cmdlet contacts to complete the operation. You can specify either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the host name. For example:

FQDN: DomainController1.sales.contoso.com

Host Name: DomainController1

If you do not specify the name by using the Server parameter, the PDC emulator is contacted.

You can refer to the Server parameter by its built-in alias, "dc". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

5

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Gpo

    An object that represents a GPO. Collections that contain GPOs from different domains are not supported.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None

    This cmdlet does not generate any output.


Notes

  • You can use the Domain parameter to explicitly specify the domain for this cmdlet.

    If you do not explicitly specify the domain, the cmdlet uses a default domain. The default domain is the domain that is used to access network resources by the security context under which the current session is running. This domain is typically the domain of the user that is running the session. For example, the domain of the user who started the session by opening Windows PowerShell from the Program Files menu, or the domain of a user that is specified in a runas command. However, computer startup and shutdown scripts run under the context of the LocalSystem account. The LocalSystem account is a built-in local account, and it accesses network resources under the context of the computer account. Therefore, when this cmdlet is run from a startup or shutdown script, the default domain is the domain to which the computer is joined.

    Only one domain can be used by an instance of this cmdlet. If you pipe a collection of GPO (Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Gpo) objects to this cmdlet, the DomainName property of the first GPO object in the collection specifies the domain for the cmdlet. (This is because "domainname" is a built-in alias for the Domain parameter, and the Domain parameter can take its value by property name from the pipeline.) A non-terminating error occurs for any GPOs in the collection that are not in this domain. If this domain is different from the domain of the user account (for startup or shutdown scripts, the computer account), a trust must exist between the two domains.

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

Description

-----------

This command generates a report in HTML format for the GPO TestGPO1 and writes it to the file C:\GPOReports\GPOReport1.html


C:\PS>Get-GPOReport -Name TestGPO1 -ReportType HTML -Path C:\GPOReports\GPOReport1.html

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

Description

-----------

This command generates a report in XML format for each GPO in the sales.contoso.com domain and writes it to the file C:\GPOReports\GPOReportsAll.xml. The DC1.sales.contoso.com domain controller is contacted to complete the operation.

If the domain of the user account (or, for startup and shutdown scripts, the computer account) is different from sales.contoso2.com, a trust must exist between the two domains.


C:\PS>Get-GPOReport -All -Domain sales.contoso.com -Server DC1 -ReportType XML -Path C:\GPOReports\GPOReportsAll.xml

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

Description

-----------

This command generates a report in XML format for the GPO with the specified GUID. Because no path parameter is supplied, the report is written to the display.


C:\PS>Get-GPOReport -GUID 73624cc9-e8f2-4f05-8802-193fae8773ce -ReportType XML

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