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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

GPOADmin scripts

GPOADmin installs the following PowerShell scripts to c:\Program Files\Quest\GPOADmin\Scripts:

Grants the specified service account Edit settings, Delete, and Modify Security privileges and assigns ownership to all the GPOs in the specified domain.

Runs a specified GPOADmin dynamic report and emails the results to a list of recipients.

Available commands

The following section lists all available GPOADmin commands. To see examples on how to use some of these commands, see Using the GPOADmin PowerShell commands (Examples) .












GPOADmin PowerShell provider extensions

GPOADmin has extended the following standard PowerShell commands:

GPOADmin has extended Microsoft’s New-Item and Remove-Item PowerShell commands to add the ability to create and delete items from the GPOADmin version control.

Example: Create a container name HR

new-item -Path VCRoot:\ -Name HR -ItemType Container

Example: Create a GPO name HR_GPO in the HR container

new-item -Path VCRoot:\HR -Name HR_GPO -ItemType GPO -Comment "Set the minimum password length to 8 characters"

Example: Remove the GPO name HR_GPO in the HR container

remove-item -Path vcroot:\HR\HR_GPO

Example: Remove a container name HR

remove-item -Path VCRoot:\HR

The GPOADmin PowerShell provider has extended the Get-ChildItem and the New-PSDrive command to include the following parameters:

Table 16. Commands

Get-ChildItem extensions

New-PSDrive extensions



Using the GPOADmin PowerShell commands (Examples)

The following examples show how to apply PowerShell commands to perform many of the GPOADmin functions. The commands are especially beneficial in environments where repetitive processes are required.

Example commands are included for the following:

The ability to use a command is related to the role and user running it. For example, if the user has the User role then the commands they can execute are limited to the actions associated with the s assigned to this role. This ensures that workflow, security, and protection are maintained with the commands.

For details on what is available for each role, see Configuring role-based delegation .

Before you can use the examples, you must ensure that you have registered the commands. See Registering the GPOADmin PowerShell commands .

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