Set up delegation for your environment so Group Policy administrators have the appropriate access to and control over Group Policy objects (GPOs). There are baseline permissions you can apply to make the operation of Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) more efficient. You can grant permissions in any manner that meets the needs of your organization.

A user account with the 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 delegate access so users and groups have appropriate permissions to all GPOs throughout a domain
  1. In the Group Policy Management Console tree, click Change Control in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs.

  2. Click the Domain Delegation tab, then click the Advanced button.

  3. In the Permissions dialog box, click the check box for each role to be assigned to an individual, and then click the Advanced button.


    Editor and Approver include Reviewer permissions.

  4. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, select a Group Policy administrator, and then click Edit.

  5. For Apply onto, select This object and nested objects, configure any special permissions beyond the standard AGPM roles, then click OK in the Permission Entry dialog box.

  6. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, click OK.

  7. In the Permissions dialog box, click OK.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be an AGPM Administrator (Full Control) to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have Modify Security permission for the domain.

  • 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 be granted 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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