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GPOADmin 5.13.5 - User Guide

Introducing Quest GPOADmin Configuring GPOADmin Using GPOADmin
Connecting to the Version Control system Navigating the GPOADmin console Search folders Accessing the GPMC extension Configuring user preferences Working with the live environment Working with controlled objects (version control root) Checking compliance Editing objects Synchronizing GPOs Exporting and importing
Creating Reports Working with the GPOADmin Dashboard Appendix: Windows PowerShell Commands Appendix: GPOADmin Event Log Appendix: GPOADmin Backup and Recovery Procedures Appendix: Customizing your workflow Appendix: GPOADmin Silent Installation Commands About Us

Synchronizing GPOs

Synchronizing GPOs allows you to automatically push out pre-defined “master GPO” settings to specified targets both within a forest and between two forests. This allows you to ensure specific GPOs, which are required in every domain, contain the same settings without having to link to a GPO outside of the domain.

You will be able to select one or more GPOs from various domains as synchronization targets for the source GPO. When the source GPO has been successfully deployed, the settings from the last major backup will be imported into each synchronization target GPO.

Enabling synchronization

The ability to synchronize GPOs require that:

Select Options| General.
Select Enable Group Policy Object Synchronization.

Working with GPO synchronizations

Keep the following in mind when working with synchronizations:

In the Version Control Root, right-click the source GPO, and select Synchronize | Set Synchronization Targets.
If required, select Add Servers to include other servers that contain the GPOs that you want to target. Select the server and click Connect. Enter the required credentials and click OK.
Right-click in the dialog and select Add Synchronization Target to select the required target GPOs. The list of all available GPOs will display.
If required, we provide the option to setup a migration table by right-clicking the target and choosing Select Migration Table. From here, you can add (or remove), create, modify the migration tables that are going to be used during the synchronization using the Microsoft Migration Table Editor.
None: When you select this option, the WMI filter in the target GPO will not be updated. Use this option to disable previously set WMI Filter synchronizations.
Auto-map By Name: When you select this option, if a WMI Filter in the target domain is found with the same name as the WMI Filter linked to the source GPO, it is assigned to the target GPO.
Select WMI Filter: This opens a browser that lists all of the WMI Filters in the target domain where the connected account has access. From this list, select the WMI Filter to assign to the target GPO.
If you select to Cancel the editor, the warning will not persist.
If you select OK, the warning will remain to alert you that the issues must be addressed. When ready to address the issue, simply select the Correct button at the top of the dialog or right-click and select Correct.
In the Version Control Root, right-click the source GPO, and select Synchronize | Set Synchronization Targets.
Right-click any one of the target GPOs, select Update Credentials, and enter the new credentials.
In the Version Control Root, right-click the source GPO and select Synchronize | Synchronization Now.

Generating Synchronized GPO report

You can create a report that contains information on the GPO synchronizations that have been performed in your environment.

For details see the section Creating Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Reports .

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