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Export group policy into puppet resources.


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Version information

  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Oct 23rd 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
  • , , , , , ,
  • create_resources
  • create_manifest

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'souldo-gpno', '0.1.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add souldo-gpno
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install souldo-gpno --version 0.1.1

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souldo/gpno — version 0.1.1 Oct 23rd 2019


What's all this then?

GPNO is an experimental set of Bolt tasks and plan to export Group Policy from domain controllers into DSC resources that can be utilized by Puppet. It requires Microsoft's BaselineManagement Powershell module to be installed on the domain controller.

This plan does the following:

  • Connects to your domain controller.
  • Backs up GPO to temp folder.
  • Converts GPO to DSC resources.
  • Exports as JSON to your localhost.
  • Converts into Puppet resources using Powershell (Windows) or Python (other)


# Install Microsoft's BaselineManagement powershell module
class profile::domain_controller {
    include gpno::baseline_management

# Export default domain policy
> bolt plan run gpno::create_manifest --nodes <your domain controller> policyname='Default Domain Policy' show_warnings=true

Note: please refer to the Bolt documentation if you need assistance setting up an inventory or connection settings for your domain controller.




  • Make it a Bolt task.
  • Create prep task for installing BaselineManagement module.
  • Make a Bolt plan to do this on a DC and export the results locally.
  • Capture warnings for resources that the Microsoft BaselineManagement module cannot convert.
  • Find a way to convert those.
  • Clean up the temp folder post-conversion
  • Allow for using puppet native resources to replace DSC.