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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

Undo the check out of an object

If you have an object checked out and realize that you do not need to work on it, do not want to save your changes, or have checked out the wrong object, you can undo the checkout. This checks the object back into the Version Controlled Root and disregard any changes.

Select-UndoCheckout [-VCData] <VersionControlledData> [[-Comment] <String>] [-PipelineVariable <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-UndoCheckout $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies which object to undo the check out for. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO you want to check back in and set back to its original condition without any changes.

Request approval for changes

When an object has workflow enabled it may require approvals to commit the changes and eventually deploy the object. To get this approval for changes, a request needs to be made to the approval authority.

Select-RequestApproval [-VCData] <VersionControlledData> [[-Comment] <String>] [-PipelineVariable <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-RequestApproval $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies the object for which the approval is requested. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO you want to get approval for because of the changes that have been made.

Withdraw an approval request

If you realize there is an issue with changes you have you made to an object, you can withdraw the request for approval on the changes. This is a straight forward process and easy to accomplish.

Select-WithdrawApprovalRequest [-VCData] <VersionControlledData> [[-Comment] <String>] [-PipelineVariable <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-WithdrawApprovalRequest $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies the object for which to withdraw the request. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO you want to withdraw the request for.

Approve changes

After the changes have been checked and the approver is satisfied with the changes, they can approve the changes which will move it along in the workflow process to deployment.

Select-Approve [-VCData] <VersionControlledData> [[-Comment] <String>] [-PipelineVariable <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-Approve $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies the object to approve. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO to approve because the changes are correct.

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