After you have modified and checked in a Group Policy object (GPO), deploy the GPO, so it will take effect in the production environment.

A user account with the Editor 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 request the deployment of a GPO to the production environment
  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 the controlled GPOs.

  3. Right-click the GPO to be deployed, and then click Deploy.

  4. Unless you are an Approver or AGPM Administrator or have special permission to deploy GPOs, you must submit a request for deployment. To receive a copy of the request, type your e-mail address in the Cc field. Type a comment to be displayed in the History for the GPO, and then click Submit.

  5. When the Progress window indicates that overall progress is complete, click Close. The GPO is displayed on the list of GPOs on the Pending tab. When an Approver has approved your request, the GPO will be moved from the Pending tab to the Controlled tab and be deployed.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be an Editor to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents and Edit Settings permissions for the GPO.

  • To withdraw your request before it has been approved, click the Pending tab. Right-click the GPO, and then click Withdraw. The GPO will be returned to the Controlled tab.

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