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GPO Comparison Tool?

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Does anyone know of a GPO comparison tool, preferably free (or cheap).

I need to compare settings from two GPOs to see what's missing in the target GPO.

edit: just to clarify, I need a tool which can compare the settings for me. I can do it manually, but it is cumbersome and also has the potential for me making mistakes.
asked Jan 8, 2016 by Nasir  

Although I started out with Greg Askew's approach. This ended up getting too tedious for more complex GPOs. Very recently, I found "GPO Compare" by "SDM Software" hope it helps someone else.

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Use Group Policy Management Console to save the GPO's as XML files, open them in Notepad++ and press Alt-D to compare the files.

answered Jan 8, 2016 by Greg Askew  
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You can use two instances of the Group Policy Management Console and go to the "settings" tab while having the GPOs to compare selected. Click the "show all" to show all the applied settings.
answered Jan 8, 2016 by HostBits