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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

Get information for all managed objects

This command returns a list of all the version controlled objects. You can specify different object types, the domain, and get the number of objects for a type.

Get-AllManagedObjects [-GPOs] [-ProtectedSettings] [-WMIFilters] [-SOMs] [-OUs] [-Domains] [-Sites] [-Scripts] [-SortBy <SortField>] [-Descending] [-Count] [-PipelineVariable <String>]

Returns a list of all managed objects.


Get-AllManagedObjects –GPOs

Returns a list of all managed GPO objects.


Get-AllManagedObjects –GPOs -Count

Returns only the number (count) of all managed GPO objects.

Get unregistered objects

This command returns information on any objects that are not registered in GPOADmin for a specified domain. You can use this information, to now register the objects if necessary. See Register an object.

Get-Unregistered [-Domain <String>] [-GPOs] [-ProtectedSettings] [-WMIFilters] [-SOMs] [-OUs] [-Domains] [-Sites] [-Scripts] [-SortBy <SortField>] [-Descending] [-Count] [-PipelineVariable <String>]


Returns information about all unregistered objects in the current domain.


Get-Unregistered -Domain -OUs

Returns information about OUs in the domain specified.

Register an object

Before you can control an object in GPOADmin, you must register it. To simplify the process, you can pipe values into this command to register a group of selected objects.

Select-Register [-VCData] <VersionControllableData> [[-Container] <String>] [[-Comment] <String>] [[-MajorVersion] <Int32>] [[-WorkflowDisabled]] [-PipelineVariable <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]

$unregisteredWMI = Get-Unregistered –WMI

$registeredWMI = $unregisteredWMI | Select-Register -Container "VCRoot:"

The Get-Unregistered places the data about the WMI filters into an array, then this data in used to register all of the WMI filters and puts them into a specific container. The container must be created before using this command.

Get-Unregisterd -WMI | Select-Register -Container "VCRoot:\WMI Filters"

In this example, the operation is the same as above but it does not place the unregistered objects into a variable first instead it pipes the unregistered WMI filters directly into the Select-Register command.


$unregisteredWMI = Get-Unregistered –WMI

$registeredWMI = $unregisteredWMI[4] | Select-Register -Container "VCRoot:"

In this example, the unregistered objects are placed into an array of objects. If you enter the array name, it lists all the items in the array. From there you can select a specific object in the array and register it.

Check out an object

Use this command to check out an object so you can work on it. A check out is required on any workflow enabled object before you can edit it.

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

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-CheckOut $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies the object to check out. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO that is checked out and available to work on.

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