The GPRESULT command, short for “Group Policy Result,” is a command-line tool used on Windows operating systems to display information about Group Policy settings. This tool is primarily used for troubleshooting issues related to Group Policy application and for auditing current Group Policy settings applied to users or computers in Active Directory environments. It is most effectively used by system administrators and IT professionals.


The basic syntax for GPRESULT is:

GPRESULT [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]] [/SCOPE scope] [/USER targetusername] [/R | /V | /Z | /H filename [/F]]


  • /S system: Specifies the remote system to connect to.
  • /U username: Specifies the user context under which the command should execute.
  • /P password: Specifies the password for the given user context. Prompts for input if omitted.
  • /SCOPE scope: Specifies the scope of the user or computer. Valid values are “USER” or “COMPUTER”.
  • /USER targetusername: Specifies the username for which to display the resultant set of policy (RSoP) data.
  • /R: Displays RSoP summary data.
  • /V: Displays verbose RSoP data.
  • /Z: Displays all available information about RSoP data.
  • /H filename: Outputs RSoP data to an HTML file with the specified filename.
  • /F: Forces an overwrite of the existing output file specified in the /H option.


  • /S: Used to run the gpresult on a remote machine, useful in large networks where central management is common.
  • /U and /P: Allows the command to be run with the provided user credentials; this is crucial when accessing gpresult data from a user perspective other than the one logged in.
  • /SCOPE: Useful for targeting specific data sets, either user or computer-related policy settings.
  • /R: The default action; gives a report displaying group policy settings and security groups applicable to the user or computer.
  • /V: Provides verbose information, which can be helpful for detailed analysis or troubleshooting.
  • /Z: This offers the most detailed information, especially useful during deep troubleshooting sessions.
  • /H: This option is used to generate an HTML report for documentation or auditing purposes. It’s often used in compliance settings.
  • /F: Ensures that existing files are overwritten, useful in scripting to keep outputs up-to-date without manual file management.


  1. Basic Usage:


    Displays a summary of RSoP for the current user and computer.

  2. Verbose Output:


    This provides a verbose output of the Group Policies applied to the computer and logged-on user.

  3. Generate HTML Report:

    GPRESULT /H report.html

    Outputs the RSoP report to an HTML file named report.html.

  4. Using with Remote System:

    GPRESULT /S workstation01 /U admin /P adminpassword /R

    Retrieves the RSoP summary from the remote machine workstation01 using administrative credentials.

Common Issues

  • Access Denied: This can occur without proper privileges. Ensure administrative rights when using gpresult, especially on remote computers.
  • No Data Available: If RSoP data shows as unavailable, it might be due to the lack of applied group policies or incorrect scope usage. Verify applied policies and scope selection.


Combine GPRESULT with other CMD commands through scripting or batch files to automate comprehensive system audits. For example, output RSoP data for multiple machines using a script loop and GPRESULT.

Example script:

for /f %%i in (computers.txt) do (
  gpresult /S %%i /H %%i_report.html
  • GPOTool: Verifies all policy settings in effect are correctly applied to machines.
  • Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC): Often used alongside GPRESULT for troubleshooting at the user or organizational unit level.

Further Reading

This manual serves as a guide to effectively use the GPRESULT command in various IT environments for policy management and troubleshooting.