Monday, May 8, 2017

Enabling Group Policy Preferences Logging

Group Policy Preferences (GPP) are available since Windows 2008 / Windows 7 and they extend the expand the range of configurable setting within Group Policy Objects (GPO).

Although they provice a better targeting through item-level targeting and action modes, theres something not so good when you need to troubleshoot them.

Instead a quick look in the event viewer for example, you’ll need to enable GPP logging through GPO settings.

To do so, use the following steps:

  • Open Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy
  • There you have Logging and Tracing folder
  • Configure as desired and restart machine

Inside this folder you’ll get everything you can trace.
You can set what to trace (ex.: Warnings and Errors), where to save the debug logs, maximum log size, etc.

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