Group Policy Inventory (GPInventory.exe)

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Group Policy Inventory (GPInventory.exe) allows administrators to collect Group Policy and other information from any number of computers in their network by running multiple Resultant Set of User Policy (RSOP) or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) queries. The query results can be exported to either an XML or a text file, and can be analyzed in Excel.

Typical usage scenarios

RSOP Queries:

        Do a software inventory for users and computers in a domain or OU

        See which applications are installed on computers in the domain

        Track the rollout of new GPOs on a domain

        Find computers that have not downloaded and applied new GPOs

WMI Queries:

        Do a complete hardware inventory (processor, memory, hard disk space, etc) for all computers in the domain

        Scan all computers to see if a particular hotfix is applied

        See the amount of disk space that is available on computers

        Test a WMI filter before implementing it in the domain

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2 thoughts on “Group Policy Inventory (GPInventory.exe)

    TerjeP (say tay-a) said:
    May 23, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I’ve been struggling on and off for months to get GPINVENTORY.EXE to collect data from Windows XP computers. I finally found something that helps so I thought I’d share it here. On the machines I wanted to query I had to run the following command whilst logged in as administrator (login script would probably work):-

    netsh firewall set service RemoteAdmin enable

    The following microsoft article does not mention GPINVENTORY but it talks about WMI and the general requirements for it’s operation:-

    In my case the problem I was having before I ran the above command was Error Connecting and Access Denied type errors.

    Group Policy Inventory said:
    December 14, 2009 at 11:16 pm

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