Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Investigating .pol files

Using the resource kit tool regview.exe you can display the registry changes that are contained within any group policy .pol file.

e.g regview C:\Windows\system32\GroupPolicy\User\registry.pol

Will display any registry values contained within the user element of local policy for the machine. This can be a quick an easy way to investigate and compare local policies on different machines.