*Note* The supported upgrade paths are from versions 5.9 and 5.10.1
Follow the below steps to upgrade GPOADmin to version 5.11
- Download GPOADmin 5.11 from here
- Login to the server that hosts the GPOADmin server service as the service account
- Install GPOADmin 5.11 on top of the existing version (5.9 or 5.10.1)
- Launch the GPOADmin client and reconnect to the configuration store (AD or AD LDS)
- Install GPOADmin 5.11 on any other server that hosts a component of GPOADmin (Dashboard, Client, Watcher Service, etc)
Consider the following when upgrading GPOADmin:
- In previous versions of GPOADmin ownership and delegation information was not collected as part of the backup process. Since this data is now included in the GPO backup, when upgrading from versions 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, or 5.10.1 to version 5.1 the service account will be added as the owner. This is to ensure all GPOs will be in a compliant state post upgrade and will not have to be re-registered. Until the GPO is checked in with the newly upgraded version of GPOADmin, GPO delegation may report incorrectly as compliant.
- In a minimum permissions environment, Group Policy Objects with a version of 0.x may fail to deploy correctly. To solve this, make a copy of the GPO and deploy the copy. Once this has been verified as successful, delete the original.
- After upgrading to version 5.11 ensure the “Ensure service account has access prior to deployment” service option is checked in the Options dialog.
- When you upgrade a GPOADmin service, you need to upgrade any GPOADmin client, watcher service, or GPMC extension that reference that service.
- GPOADmin runs under the security context of a privileged service account that must have full access to GPOs in the managed forest. If you plan to change this account, you must unlock all GPOs before making the change.
- If multiple GPOADmin services share the same configuration store or backup store, they must all be upgraded to the same version.
- If you have multiple servers to upgrade, the process must be done manually on each of the host computers.
- If multiple GPOADmin services share the same configuration store or backup store, it is recommended that all of the services, including the watcher, be stopped before upgrading.
- During an upgrade, the previous version will be uninstalled and the new version installed. Settings are retained except for the ones noted above.
- The live environment will only be visible for GPOADmin Administrators and users who have been explicitly granted access.
- As a GPOADmin administrator, however, you may want to allow users to see the live environment from within the GPOAdmin console. This will, for example, enable you to delegate GPO, OU, or SOM object registration (and recursive registration) to specific users in your organization. To permit a user to see the live environment:
- Login to GPOADmin as a GPOADmin administrator.
- Right-click the Live Environment node and select Properties.
- On the Security tab, add one or more users who require access to the live environment.
- Click OK.