See how Group Policies are applied

Run gpresult /v

GPRESULT, or otherwise known as Resultant Set of Policy Queries is a tool used to provide client end information of Group Policy settings.
The utility ships with all current versions of Windows and is used to aid administrators in troubleshooting group policy problems. The policy is very similar between all versions of Windows, however Windows Vista and Windows 7 requires elevation.

The commands below are examples that i use frequently.

Windows XP

This provides verbose log of current logged on user on local PC

1 gpresult /v > gp.txt