A. Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 include Group Policy cmdlets that let you perform many group policy actions from PowerShell. To use them, start an elevated PowerShell console and import the grouppolicy module. Then use the New-GPO cmdlet with the name of the new GPO, as shown here.
I enter these commands:
Import-Module GroupPolicy New-GPO "Sales GPO"
and receive this output:
DisplayName : Sales GPO DomainName : savilltech.net Owner : SAVILLTECH\Domain Admins Id : d3672844-2875-4b72-a8c4-3df031149bb5 GpoStatus : AllSettingsEnabled Description : CreationTime : 12/28/2009 5:03:22 PM ModificationTime : 12/28/2009 5:03:23 PM UserVersion : AD Version: 0, SysVol Version: 0 ComputerVersion : AD Version: 0, SysVol Version: 0 WmiFilter :
You can also pass the name of a starter GPO using the -StarterGPOName switch.
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