So i'm working on cleaning up/out a Veeeeery long running windows install. group policy, task scheduler, and event viewer touching up are on the to-do.

Problem is, I cant get past the first annoyance :P

So ive installed the RSAT tools to afford me the ability to clean out the GP registry via powershell.

ive followed this as best as I can, however I dont know the -Name as I didnt create the policy much less have any idea where its smooshed away it.

Without providing that, it asks me for the guid instead. And thats where my face meets wall. No clue how to find the GUID of a policy that I never knew existed until I ran rsop.msc

anyone have anything for me? :P

- - - Updated - - -

so, god forbid someone stumbles across this some day BUT the best course of action "for me" was to simply delete and start fresh ala:

RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
gpupdate /force
for people that have an absolute slew of things modified, this is probably less appealing. However RSAT tools dont allow you to muck around with GPO unless your logged into a domain, which most of us at home are probably not.

stopped trying to climb that tree, and after the purge all is back to normal. OCD assuaged!