Search-GPOsForStringOrig.ps1

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# Name: Search-GPOsForString.ps1
# Author: Tony Murray
# Version: 1.0
# Date: 13/07/2016
# Comment: Simple search for GPOs within a domain
# that match a given string
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# Get the string we want to search for
$string = Read-Host -Prompt "What string do you want to search for?"

# Set the domain to search for GPOs
$DomainName = $env:USERDNSDOMAIN

# Find all GPOs in the current domain
write-host "Finding all the GPOs in $DomainName"
Import-Module grouppolicy
$allGposInDomain = Get-GPO -All -Domain $DomainName

# Look through each GPO's XML for the string
Write-Host "Starting search...."
foreach ($gpo in $allGposInDomain) {
    $report = Get-GPOReport -Guid $gpo.Id -ReportType Xml
    if ($report -match $string) {
        write-host "********** Match found in: $($gpo.DisplayName) **********"
    } # end if
    else {
        Write-Host "No match in: $($gpo.DisplayName)"
    } # end else
} # end foreach

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