Group Policy Analytics tool now generally available

Windows[German]Tip for administrators of Windows systems who work with Group Policies or want to switch from GPOs to Microsoft Intune and take over the GPO settings. Microsoft has just announced the general availability of its "Group Policy Analytics tool". Group Policy Analytics helps import GPOs in use, analyze settings through shareable reports, and migrate GPO settings to Intune.


I came across the availability announcement in the following tweet – an overview of this tool can be found in the Techcommunity post The Group Policy analytics tool is now generally available.

Managing devices via Group Policy may present some challenges to administrators because of the following issues:

  • Administrators have a lack of visibility into the current state and impact of the Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in use.
  • When moving from Group Policies to Intune Policies, there may be problems due to the complexity and there is a risk of something going wrong.

This is where the Group Policy Analytics tool can provide support. As mentioned above, Group Policy Analytics is designed to help with the import of GPOs and also supports the analysis of settings with the help of shareable reports. Further, it supports migrating GPO settings over to Intune so administrators there can manage the settings like a standard Intune device configuration policy. The tool can provide the following support.

  • It can provide a detailed report for each GPO, showing administrators the settings, conflicts, usage, and equivalent Intune policy (if any).
  • There is also a migration tool that can be used to export the GPO settings to Intune policies and apply them to the devices.

More details about the analysis tool can be found in the Techcommunity post The Group Policy analytics tool is now generally available.


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