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Is anyone using SpecOps Gpupdate 2.x (2.0 or later)??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is anyone using this tool?

    It seems very useful.

    Before I install it though, and besides googling for known problems, I was wdonering if anyone here is using it and what they think of it?

    It looks like it adds some options to the menus used to manage Group Policy.

    But does it make any changes to Active Directory (the database)?

    If I decided to uninstall it, or retired the server on which I have installed it, would any part of SpecOPs be embedded in the AD database itself?

    Thanks!
    Friday, September 2, 2011 3:22 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    What is reason for which you want to use Specops. What is OS version of the Domain Controllers. The SpecOps might create some additional attributes in AD.

    Please check the below link for more details

    http://www.specopssoft.com/documentation/specops-deploy-documentation/specops-deploy-os-overview/specops-deploy-os-getting-started

    • Marked as answer by Elytis Cheng Monday, September 12, 2011 6:58 AM
    Monday, September 5, 2011 7:27 AM
  • Howdie!
     
    Am 02.09.2011 17:22, schrieb Le Pivert:
    > Before I install it though, and besides googling for known problems, I
    > was wdonering if anyone here is using it and what they think of it?
    >
    > It looks like it adds some options to the menus used to manage Group Policy.
    >
    > But does it make any changes to Active Directory (the database)?
    >
    > If I decided to uninstall it, or retired the server on which I have
    > installed it, would any part of SpecOPs be embedded in the AD database
    > itself?
     
    You best ask that the SpecOps guys. They own their tool and they need to
    know what they end-of-life story of the tool is.
     
    Cheers,
    Florian
     

    The views and opinions expressed in my postings do NOT necessarily correlate with the ones of my friends, family or my employer. If anyone should be allowed to mark a response as an "answer", it should be the thread creator. No one else.
    • Marked as answer by Elytis Cheng Monday, September 12, 2011 6:57 AM
    Friday, September 2, 2011 4:08 PM

All replies

  • Howdie!
     
    Am 02.09.2011 17:22, schrieb Le Pivert:
    > Before I install it though, and besides googling for known problems, I
    > was wdonering if anyone here is using it and what they think of it?
    >
    > It looks like it adds some options to the menus used to manage Group Policy.
    >
    > But does it make any changes to Active Directory (the database)?
    >
    > If I decided to uninstall it, or retired the server on which I have
    > installed it, would any part of SpecOPs be embedded in the AD database
    > itself?
     
    You best ask that the SpecOps guys. They own their tool and they need to
    know what they end-of-life story of the tool is.
     
    Cheers,
    Florian
     

    The views and opinions expressed in my postings do NOT necessarily correlate with the ones of my friends, family or my employer. If anyone should be allowed to mark a response as an "answer", it should be the thread creator. No one else.
    • Marked as answer by Elytis Cheng Monday, September 12, 2011 6:57 AM
    Friday, September 2, 2011 4:08 PM
  • Hi,

    What is reason for which you want to use Specops. What is OS version of the Domain Controllers. The SpecOps might create some additional attributes in AD.

    Please check the below link for more details

    http://www.specopssoft.com/documentation/specops-deploy-documentation/specops-deploy-os-overview/specops-deploy-os-getting-started

    • Marked as answer by Elytis Cheng Monday, September 12, 2011 6:58 AM
    Monday, September 5, 2011 7:27 AM
  • To force gpupdate remotely (not have to do it at each machine).

    DC = W2K3 SP2

    I've tried the program. It can force reboot remotely but not force gpupdate because (I think) of the XP (and above) firewall: "RPC server cannot be found" is the error message.

     

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 5:29 PM