Look for scripts in your Group Policy objects

Updated: March 10, 2009

Follow these steps to examine GPOs to see if you are using scripts.

To examine GPOs
  1. Log on to the Windows EBS Management Server as the domain administrator.

  2. To open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.

You might have a large number of GPOs to examine. Instead of searching through them individually, after you launch GPMC, follow these steps to create a report of Group Policy settings to be are applied when you log on to the Management Server (this report is also known as Resultant Set of Policy):

To create a report of Group Policy settings
  1. In the GPMC console tree, double-click the Windows EBS forest if it is not already expanded.

  2. In the left pane, right-click the Group Policy Results node, and then click Group Policy Results Wizard.

  3. Click Next to proceed past the introduction page of the Group Policy Results Wizard.

  4. On the Computer Selection page, select This computer (default) unless there is another computer that more likely has the scripts applied to it (then select Another Computer and type the computer name). Click Next.

  5. On the User Selection page, select Current User (default) unless there is a user other than the domain administrator who is more likely to have applied scripts (then select that user). Click Next.

  6. On the Summary of Selections page, click Next to perform the calculation.

  7. After the calculation has finished, click Finish.

  8. You should see a report in the left pane. Name the report and select the report if it is not selected.

  9. In the right pane, click the Settings tab to display the list of settings for the computers that are associated with your account.

  10. Under Computer Configuration, expand Policies, and then expand Windows Settings.

  11. Expand Scripts (if it is present), and then expand Startup and Shutdown.

  12. If you see scripts listed in either location, you can migrate them to Windows EBS. Note the following:

    • Where the scripts are stored (listed in the Name column).

    • The names of the GPOs that contain the script settings (listed in the Winning GPO column)

  13. Under User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Scripts, expand Logon and Logoff (if they are present)

  14. If you see scripts listed in either location, you can migrate them to Windows EBS. Note the following:

    • Where the scripts are stored (listed in the Name column)

    • The names of the GPOs that contain the script settings (listed in the Winning GPO column)

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