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Administering Group Policy with PowerShell

In this article I want to look at ways you can manage Group Policy with PowerShell and the Group Policy Module and CIM/WMI.

Group Policy is a Windows feature for controlling user and computer accounts which relies on Active Directory. GUI tools are available to do various aspects of Group Policy, but when it comes to automating and dealing with several computers or users then you need a better solution. In the past and still today, the executables of gpupdate.exe and gpresult.exe are heavily used. But with PowerShell comes Group Policy cmdlets!

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