To use Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) to provide change control for a Group Policy object (GPO), you must first control the GPO with AGPM.

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

To control a previously uncontrolled 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 Uncontrolled tab to display the uncontrolled GPOs.

  3. Right-click the GPO to be controlled with AGPM, and then click Control.

  4. Type a comment to be displayed in the history of the GPO, and then click OK.

  5. When the Progress window indicates that overall progress is complete, click Close. The GPO is removed from the list on the Uncontrolled tab and added to the Controlled tab.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be an Approver or an AGPM Administrator (Full Control) to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents and Create GPO permissions for the domain.

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