Local group policies define policies for a particular windows system; Set restriction policies, such as limiting number of connection for a remote desktop and other numerous settings that can be set by the system administrator.
The local group policy has a lot of settings to configure and is quite tough to remember those settings unless you have an extraordinary super memory.
Keeping track of the changes in local group policy is important for troubleshooting purposes or if there are some issues that will arise due to policy change.
A proper documentation such as screenshots or other methods is necessary to ease the pain of why and how the problem started.
Windows provided an RSOP tool to view the list of enabled configuration in group policy settings.
RSOP.msc (resultant set of policy) shows which policy is enabled on the system. So the System Admin can just set and forget which of course not a good practice. But if need to reconfigure but don't know which settings; then run the rsop.msc to view which policy is enabled on the system.
To view from command line type: gpresult /r /v
Group policy settings can cause destruction to a whole environment or a single system if not plan or set properly. Make sure to test and test if the policy is to be deployed to a production environment.
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gpresult /r /v also shows the group policy applied to the machine, thus it can be used as a tool to troubleshoot GPOs.
Cheers..till next time.
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