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TN WW165 Using gpresult to determine the applied group policies and output to a text file.




This article from InSource shows how to use gpresult to obtain the current applied group policies.

  • Author: Joseph Hefner
  • Published: 7/26/2016
  • Applies to: Windows 2003 and above


This approach is useful when trying to ensure that the Wonderware aaAdminUser ( Change Network Account) user has the necessary permissions as documented in Wonderware tech note 876.


Step 1) Open Command prompt by right clicking it and choosing "Run as administrator":



Step 2) Enter the command below and substitute the "aaAdminUser \ Change Network Account" for Administrator below:

gpresult  /USER Administrator /v >Policies.txt

This will create a text file called Policies.txt that display the Resultant Set of Policies (RSoP) for the user account specified:



Step 3) Enter the command below to open the created text file in Notepad:

notepad Policies.txt


Step 4)  Compare the applied permissions with the required permissions from Wonderware tech note 876 or save the file and send it to tech support for analysis.