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5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 37.50%
2.0.0 37.50%
1.0.0 25.00%

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Toad Group Policy Manager

What is Toad Group Policy Manager?  (from Quest Software)

As one of the most robust configuration tools in your Windows infrastructure, Group Policy plays a major role in establishing a secure and compliant networking environment for your users. With Group Policy regulating everything from critical business processes and security settings to individual workstations and prin...  Read more


Toad Group Policy Manager is a software program developed by Quest Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 967.5 KB (990,724 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 24% of users of Toad Group Policy Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.quest.com/gpoadmin
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Group Policy Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{564B3929-368C-4136-9BA6-8AE15126E6B8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 967.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Toad Group Policy Manager

  • GroupPolicyService.exe - Toad Group Policy Service
  • GroupPolicyEditor.exe - Toad Group Policy Editor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • GroupPolicyService.exe runs as a service named 'TOAD Group Policy Service' (GroupPolicySrv) "Windows service for the Group Policy Editor".

How do I remove Toad Group Policy Manager?

You can uninstall Toad Group Policy Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Toad Group Policy Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Toad Group Policy Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.47%
Windows XP 17.65%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 60.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows Vista Enterprise 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.53%
  Italy 17.65%
  France 11.76%
  TN 5.88%
  Ecuador 5.88%
  Korea 5.88%
  Kuwait 5.88%
  Indonesia 5.88%
  Romania 5.88%
  Netherlands 5.88%
  Germany 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.67%
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SV 15.38%
ASUSTeK K52F 7.69%
HP xw4400 Workstation 7.69%
HP Pro 3000 Small Form Fa... 7.69%
HP EliteBook 8540p 7.69%
HP EliteBook 8460p 7.69%

About Quest Software

Quest manufactures software used by IT professionals in a variety of industries and although they are best known for TOAD, used by database professionals, they offers other products that develop, manage, monitor and protect packaged and custom software applications, as well as associated software infrastructure components, such as databases, application servers, operating systems and hypervisors.
Publisher URL: www.quest.com


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