Group Policy Modeling/Results Wizard

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by AdminKen, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. AdminKen

    AdminKen Guest

    In simple terms, what is the Group Policy Modeling or the ResultsWizard good
    for?
    Could some one explain the usage for these wizards? Why would I want to use
    this?

    thanks
    Ken
     
    AdminKen, Jul 13, 2004
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  2. Hi Ken,

    Group Policy Modeling lets you try many "what if "scenarios before adding
    or changing group policeis. This can often help you avoid undesirable
    changes.

    The built-in Group Policy Modeling Wizard calculates the simulated net
    effect of GPOs. Group Policy Modeling can also simulate such things as
    security group membership, WMI filter evaluation, and the effects of moving
    user or computer objects to a different Active Directory container.

    Use the Group Policy Results Wizard to see what Group Policy settings are
    actually in effect for a user or computer by gathering RSoP (Resultant Set
    of Policy) data from the destination computer. In contrast to Group Policy
    Modeling, Group Policy Results reveals the actual Group Policy settings
    that were applied to the destination computer. The target must be running
    Windows XP Professional or later.

    You can view a demo of Group Policy Modeling here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/shared/asp/view.asp?url=/Seminar/en/2003062
    3tnt1_86d4/manifest.xml

    Using Group Policy Modeling and Group Policy Results to Evaluate Group
    Policy Settings
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windowsserv/2003/all/deploy
    guide/en-us/dmebb_gpu_haih.asp

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,

    Mike Lieser
    MCSA, MCSE, CNA
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

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    Mike Lieser [MSFT], Jul 13, 2004
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  3. Group Policy Modeling allows you to see what effect your GPOs have on users
    on your network - especially useful if you have multiple or nested GPOs or
    if you're using security group filtering. The built-in Group Policy
    Modeling Wizard calculates the simulated net effect of GPOs. Group Policy
    Modeling can also simulate such things as security group membership, WMI
    filter evaluation, and the effects of moving user or computer objects to a
    different Active Directory container. The simulation is performed by a
    service that runs on domain controllers running Windows Server 2003.
     
    Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\), Jul 14, 2004
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