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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

Exporting and importing

Export objects

Using the Export Wizard, you can test objects offline before they are implemented in the live enterprise. A typical scenario would be to:

The following built in roles can perform an export:

Alternatively, you can create a custom role that includes Read and Export rights.

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Select the number of objects you want to export, either by using Ctrl + click to select multiple items, or Shift + click at the top and bottom of a contiguous series of items to select them all.
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Select Export.
Select A backup on disk and click Next.
Click Finish.
Click Finish.
Select The live environment and click Next.
Click Finish.

Exporting GPO registry settings as a Desired State Configuration resource file

Desired State Configuration extends Microsoft PowerShell to facilitate environment configuration – including your GPO deployment. Through GPOADmin, you can export GPO’s user and/or computer registry settings into a resource file to take advantage of this feature. See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/overview for more information.

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Right-click the required GPO and select Export As Desired State Configuration Resource.
File Name - The full path to the DSC resource file to save.
Configuration Name - The configuration used to “group” the registry settings.
Node Name: The node (computer) the configuration will apply to.
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Click Next.

Import objects

Using the Import Wizard, you can import objects from a local directory or network share, another version control system, or a version in the live network.

You can also import GPO backups created in Microsoft Security Compliance Manager version 3.0.

Select A backup on disk and click Next.
Click Finish.
Select A version control system and click Next.
Click Finish.
Select The live environment and click Next.
Click Finish.
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Right-click an object and select Import Security Compliance Backups.
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Review the import details and click Finish to complete the import.
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