DesktopStandard Corp however was brought out by Microsoft and navigating to their website http://www.desktopstandard.com/ simply redirects to the Microsoft Group Policy webpage.
GPOVault does not only provide the ability to compare group policy objects within Group Policy Management Console but also provides other much needed functionality such as change control, notification, approval, rollback, offline editing, templates, and difference reporting directly into the GPMC.
Since the acquisition of DesktopStandard Corp, finding GPOVault on the Internet has become a difficult task. As a result I have uploaded a copy of GPOVault.msi to this blog which can be downloaded from the following link:
To compare two group policy objects perform the following steps:
1. Expand the Forest - Domains and the domain and select the "Change Control" leaf.
2. In the details pane, select the Contents tab, which will display a list of GPOs. At this point, you probably need to select the "Uncontrolled" child tab to see your normal GPOs.
3. Select the GPOs for which you want to see the differences (hold down the Ctrl key as you select each GPO), then right-click and select Differences - HTML Report. (You can also select to output to XML format as the figure shows.)
4. A report will display the differences between the selected GPOs, as the figureshows.