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GPOADmin 5.15 - 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 Appendix: Configuring Gmail for Notifications Appendix: Registering GPOADmin for Office 365 Exchange Online Appendix: GPOADmin with SQL Replication About Us

Managing GPO revisions with lineage

If required, you can manage GPO revisions through lineage by selecting a specific GPO to revert to when a rollback is performed. When this is configured, every SOM linked to the GPO will be updated the lineage GPO.

Select the Lineage tab and choose Enable Lineage.
Click OK. Once this is set, a GPO rollback will unlink the GPO and re-link with the assigned lineage GPO.

Setting when users can modify objects

If required, administrators can restrict deployment windows by setting the day and time when users are allowed (or denied) to make modifications to objects. If a user checks out an object during the time period where changes are not permitted, all the management options will be unavailable.

Select the Change Window tab.
If you are an administrator with the appropriate right, the Override parent settings option is enabled so that you can set the change window.
Select time frames individually (or select and drag to highlight the required time frame) and choose Denied or Allowed as required. Allowed hours display in blue, and denied hours display in white.
Click Apply to apply the settings and close the dialog.

Working with registered objects

Regardless of the status of the registered GPO, starter GPOS, scripts, DSC scripts, WMI filter, domain, site, or OU (Available, Checked Out, Pending Approval, and Pending Deployment), you can perform the following tasks if you have the appropriate role:

Cloaking a GPO (applies to available GPOs only)
Locking a GPO (applies to available GPOs only)

Creating labels

You can include user-defined history comments (labels) on objects and containers in the Version Control system. This functionality allows users to rollback to an object identified by a specific label.

Expand the Version Control Root node, and select an object.
Select the GPO and click Workflow | Label.
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