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GPOADmin 5.18 - 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)
Creating a custom container hierarchy Selecting security, levels of approval, and notification options Viewing the differences between objects Copying/pasting objects Proposing the creation of controlled objects Merging GPOs Restoring an object to a previous version Restoring links to a previous version Managing your links with search and replace Linking GPOs to multiple Scopes of Management Managing compliance issues automatically with remediation rules Validating GPOs Managing GPO revisions with lineage Setting the change window for specific actions Working with registered objects Working with available objects Working with checked out objects Working with objects pending approval and deployment
Checking compliance Editing objects Synchronizing GPOs Exporting and importing
Creating Reports 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

Generating Synchronized GPO report

You can create a report that contains information on the GPO synchronizations that have been performed in your environment.

For details see the section Creating Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Reports .

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.

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.
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 for more information.

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.
Click Next.
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