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SCCM Inventory – Group Policy Preferences

Posted by Trevor Sullivan on 2009/09/10


Update (2009-10-14): I’ve included a WQL query to use in creating a collection to identify systems without the GPP CSE installed.

If you want to discover which systems have the group policy preferences client-side extensions installed, you can add gpprefcl.dll to your software inventory policy on your ConfigMgr site server. This file resides in the System32 folder on a 32-bit OS, and in the SysWow64 folder on a 64-bit OS. The file description is “Group Policy Preference Client“.

Here is the WQL collection query I am using to identify Windows XP systems that do not have the GPP CSE installed:

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId inner join SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_R_System.ResourceId not in (select SMS_R_System.ResourceID  from  SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile on SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileName = “gpprefcl.dll”) and SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.Caption = “Microsoft Windows XP Professional” and SMS_R_System.Obsolete = 0

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