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:

Planning manual:

Operation manual:

Demonstration of AGPM:

Step-by-step tutorials:


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