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Use PowerShell to show a GPO name for an ID or all GPO ID's

Did you notice that there is still a PowerShell or CMD script running during the user logon process but do not know the exact policy that triggers the script? Here is a PowerShell script to find the GPO name to update the policy.
For example: you need to remove a script in the logon policy. But where is it used? How to proceed.
  • The following command searches the logon server nlaaldc1 for PowerShell scripts used in GPO's:
 c:\dir \\nlaaldc1\sysvol\vanSoest.local\Policies\*.ps1 /s
 
 Directory of \\nlaaldc1\sysvol\vanSoest.local\Policies\{002316D1-0145-4175-A989-D1236059FBC5}\User\Scripts\Logon

09/28/2016  08:34 AM                98 Create-Value.ps1
               1 File(s)             98 bytes
This result shows the GPO ID 002316D1-0145-4175-A989-D1236059FBC5 instead of the friendly display name.
  • Copy the ID
  • Next run this PowerShell script:
 ###############################################################################################
 # This PowerShell script finds the GPO name for a GPO ID as listed in the sysvol folders
 #
 # (C)Copyrights 2016 - 2019 vanSoest.it by J.P.G. van Soest
 ###############################################################################################

cls
Write-Host "This PowerShell script displays the GPO name of a certain ID or all GPO's in a sortable grid."
#Load Active Directory Group Policy module
Import-Module GroupPolicy -ErrorAction Stop

$RequestID = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter or copy the GPO ID, and I'll find the name, or enter * for all GPO's"
try{
	#Get the GPO
	if($RequestID -ne "*"){
		Get-Gpo -Guid $RequestID 
	}
	else{
		Get-Gpo -all | Select-Object ID, DisplayName | Out-GridView
	}
}
catch{
	Write-Host "An error has occurred" $_.Exception.Message $_.Exception.ItemName
}
  • This will produce the following output after you paste the ID in the PowerShell question:
This PowerShell script displays the GPO name of a certain ID or all GPO's in a sortable grid.
Enter or copy the GPO ID, and I'll find the name, or enter * for all GPO's: 002316D1-0145-4175-A989-D1236059FBC5


DisplayName      : NLAAL W7 Desktop
DomainName       : vanSoest.local
Owner            : vanSoest\Domain Admins
Id               : 002316d1-0145-4175-a989-d1236059fbc5
GpoStatus        : AllSettingsEnabled
Description      : 
CreationTime     : 08-Jan-17 09:38:51
ModificationTime : 05-Feb-17 13:22:51
UserVersion      : AD Version: 1, SysVol Version: 1
ComputerVersion  : AD Version: 60, SysVol Version: 60
WmiFilter        : Windows 7
There is your friendly DisplayName "NLAAL W7 Desktop" that can easily be found in the Group Policy Management console, to change it.
This topic is based on the article: Report on Group Policy Objects that have Logon Scripts. That article shows a script that collects even more data.
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Topic created  :  01-05-2017
Topic last edited  :  01-05-2017

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