If you are using a Windows PC that is part of a Windows domain, the chances are there might be quite a few Group Policies applied to both your account and the computer. Have you ever wondered how many of them have been bounded to your account and computer every time you sign into your computer?
Or, if you are the one setting up different Group Policies and managing them for your network domain it’s also beneficial to you that if there is a way to easily find out how many policies are applied to a specific user account or computer.
Here are two built-in tools that you can use on Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 computers to find out.
Resultant Set of Policy
There is a built-in tool called “Resultant Set of Policy” (RSoP) that simulates the policy settings applied to computers and users using Group Policy. It acts as a query engine that polls existing policies based on site, domain, domain controller, and organizational unit, and then reports the results of those queries.
To launch Resultant Set of Policy, press Win + R to fire up the Run dialog box, type rsop.msc, and press Enter.
The tool fires up and scans the active policies and displays them within the tool. You will still need to go through the folders to find out each active policy applied to the account and computer.
Alternatively, there is also a command line called GPResult that you can also use to collect active Group Policy settings. Simply open a Command Prompt and run the following command.
gpresult /scope user /v
This is to search and show all the active policies applied to the current user. To find all policies applied to the PC, run the following instead in an elevated Command Prompt window.
gpresult /scope computer /v
Even more, you can use GPResult to gather Group Policy information applied to certain user account from a remote computer, such as below:
gpresult /c computername /u username /p password /user targetusername /scope user /r
Or, all Group Policies applied to a remote computer:
gpresult /c computername /u username /p password /scope computer /r
Note that the switch /r is to display RSoP summary data while /v is to display verbose policy information.