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  • What are the GPC and the GPT? Where can I find them?
    Regards, Dinesh.U
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:35 PM

Answers

  • The group policy container (GPC) is part of AD, can find it in ADUC under System | Policies

    The group policy template (GPT) is in sysvol.

    Darren has a great writeup here:

    http://www.gpoguy.com/FAQs/Whitepapers/tabid/63/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/6/Understanding-Group-Policy-Storage.aspx

    You can google/Bing and also get more great info.

     

    Thanks

    Mike


    http://adisfun.blogspot.com;
    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dinesh Udaya Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:57 AM
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:44 PM
  • Hi,

     

    A GPO is a collection of Group Policy settings, stored at the domain level as a virtual object consisting of a Group Policy container (GPC) and a Group Policy template (GPT).

     

    The GPC, which contains information on the properties of a GPO, is stored in Active Directory on each domain controller in the domain. The GPT contains the data in a GPO and is stored in the Sysvol in the /Policies sub-directory.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:58 AM
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 6:54 AM

All replies

  • The group policy container (GPC) is part of AD, can find it in ADUC under System | Policies

    The group policy template (GPT) is in sysvol.

    Darren has a great writeup here:

    http://www.gpoguy.com/FAQs/Whitepapers/tabid/63/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/6/Understanding-Group-Policy-Storage.aspx

    You can google/Bing and also get more great info.

     

    Thanks

    Mike


    http://adisfun.blogspot.com;
    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dinesh Udaya Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:57 AM
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:44 PM
  • Hi,

     

    A GPO is a collection of Group Policy settings, stored at the domain level as a virtual object consisting of a Group Policy container (GPC) and a Group Policy template (GPT).

     

    The GPC, which contains information on the properties of a GPO, is stored in Active Directory on each domain controller in the domain. The GPT contains the data in a GPO and is stored in the Sysvol in the /Policies sub-directory.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:58 AM
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 6:54 AM