In part 1 of the series post, we’ve talked about the Group Policy engine refresh cycle, but let’s dive a little bit deeper.
Both Group Policy Client Side Extension (CSE) and Group Policy Preferences (GPP) Client Side Extensions (CSE) refresh according to this refresh cycle. When starting the refresh cycle (manual or automatically), all CSE are called in alphabetical order based on their GUID. However, the very first CSE that is called is always the registry-CSE. Then the application goes on in alphabetical order. Each extension defines it's own processing behavior.
Below, you can find a sorted list (following the order of application) of all Group Policy CSE (Client Side Extensions) taken from the site of Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy. All extensions can be found under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonGPExtensions.