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Delegate Access to an Individual GPO

Applies To: Advanced Group Policy Management 2.0

As an AGPM Administrator (Full Control), you can delegate the management of a controlled Group Policy object (GPO), so selected groups and Editors can edit it, Reviewers can review it, and Approvers can approve it.

A user account with the AGPM Administrator (Full Control) role, the user account of the Approver who created the GPO, or a user account with the necessary permissions in Advanced Group Policy Management is required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To delegate the management of a controlled GPO

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console tree, click Change Control in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs.

  2. On the Contents tab in the details pane, click the Controlled tab to display controlled GPOs, and then click the GPO to delegate.

  3. Click the Add button, select the users or groups to be permitted access, and then click OK.

  4. To customize the permissions for each user or group, click the Advanced button on the Contents tab and check role permissions to allow or deny. (For more detailed control, click Advanced in the Permissions dialog box.)

  5. Click Apply, and then click OK in the Permissions dialog box.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be the Approver who created or controlled the GPO or an AGPM Administrator (Full Control) to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents permission for the domain and Modify Security permission for the GPO.

  • To delegate read access to Group Policy administrators who use AGPM, you must grant them List Contents as well as Read Settings permissions. This enables them to view GPOs on the Contents tab of AGPM. Set the permission to apply to This object and nested objects. Other permissions must be explicitly delegated.

  • Editors must have Read permission for the deployed copy of a GPO to make full use of Group Policy Software Installation.

  • Membership in the Group Policy Creator Owners group should be restricted so that it is not used to circumvent AGPM management of access to GPOs. (In the Group Policy Management Console, click Group Policy Objects in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs, click Delegation, and then configure the settings to meet the needs of your organization.)

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