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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

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.

Reject changes

Along with approving the changes to an object there may be situations where you want to reject the change. This could be due to numerous reasons such as the changes made to the object conflict with another object or a company policy.

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

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-Reject $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies the object to reject. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO you want to reject because the changes are not correct.

You can use the comment to explain the reason for the rejection.

Withdraw approval on an object

Even at the point just before deployment of the object, you can stop the process by withdrawing the previous approval for an object.

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

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-WithdrawApproval $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies the object for which to withdraw approval. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO you want to withdraw the approval for because the changes are not correct. The object reverts to the Pending Approval state.

Deploy an object

Once changes have been approved, the next step in the process is to deploy the object to the live environment for use.

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

$GPO = Get-Item "IE Settings"

Select-Deploy $GPO

The Get-Item command identifies the object to deploy. In this case, IE Settings is the GPO to deploy to the live environment.

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