Group Policy Management – limitations with standard tools


Most of the companies having a Microsoft Active Directory use group policies. But the administration of these group policies with standard tools does maybe not provide all the functionality you like to have for daily business.

  • No rights delegation
  • No versioning
  • No rollback-possibility
  • No possibility to compare group-policies
  • No offline editing-possibilities

Microsoft’s AGPM for extended administration

Microsoft provides the tool “Advanced Group Policy Management” for “Software Assurance” customers. The tool is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). With it, most of the wishes for daily business with group policies are fulfilled.

Below, I have accumulated some links to this tool giving an overview over the possibilities of AGPM.

Links, Manuals and Tutorials

Technical overview:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/en-en/library/ee390978.aspx

Planning manual:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=58fd6cda-0210-4da0-91d2-8c3cc2817df8&displaylang=en

Operation manual:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee390965.aspx

Demonstration of AGPM:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ee526426

Step-by-step tutorials:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: