Group Policy Notes

Where to look for policies that have been applied to the user and computer:

Computer: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History

User:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History

Group Policy Preferences vs Group Policies. Taken from the Preferences guide:


Descriptions of Group Policy operational logs fields (Vista +):

Export the operational log to old school log format: gplogview -o gpevents.txt (download for gplogview:

Reading Userenv (XP/2003):