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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

Editing WMI filters

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Expand the Version Control Root and the required container. Select the WMI filter you want to edit within the version control container node in which it exists.
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For information on creating WMI filters, see Creating WMI filters .

Editing scripts

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Expand the Version Control Root and the required container. Select the script you want to edit within the version control container node in which it exists.
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Linking GPOs

Once GPOs have been created and configured, they must be linked to the appropriate sites, domain, or OU. Before you can link a GPO, you must register and check out the site, domain, or OU. For information on registering Scopes of Management, see Registering objects .

Users with the Link right can link a single GPO with numerous sites, domains, or OUs and link multiple GPOs to a site, domain, or OU. (For more information on setting permissions, see Configuring role-based delegation .)

If you link more than one GPO, you must pay attention to their order. The first GPO has the highest precedence because it is processed last. The Link Report and Group Policy Results Report can help you understand the inheritance structure of your group policies.

NOTE: The policies are applied according to the hierarchical structure of Active Directory®. You can change the order in which the GPO is applied through the provided arrows.

By default, GPOs affect all users and computers contained within a linked site, domain, or OU. To refine the application of a GPO, see Editing GPOs .

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Click New Link to add another GPO.
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Enable Block Inheritance if required.
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In the right pane, ensure that the Add check box is selected for the GPOs you want to link.
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You can also rollback pre-existing links between GPOs and sites, domains, and OUs when restoring GPOs. For information, see Restoring links to a previous version and Checking compliance .

Synchronizing GPOs

Synchronizing GPOs allows you to automatically push out pre-defined “primary 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.

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