Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4.0 advance control and management feature for computers running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Systems administrator will be able to do change control on each features deployed through GPO. AGPM 4.0 introduces the ability to filter and search the list of GPOs that it displays. GPMC is also an integral part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) is the MDOP application that can help you overcome the challenges that can affect complex Group Policy management in any IT infrastructure. AGPM supports effective change control by providing version tracking, history capture, and quick rollback of deployed GPO changes. Microsoft created such a nice tool to establish tight command and control relation between servers and clients.
Computers on which you want to install and run AGPM with complete functionality must meet the following Systems requirement:
Server: Windows Server 2008 R2
In the Windows Server 2008 R2, the following Windows features are required by AGPM Server and will automatically be installed if they are not present:
· WCF Activation; Non-HTTP Activation
· Windows Process Activation Service
· Process Model
· The .NET Environment 3.5 or later
· Configuration APIs
Client: Windows 7
In Windows 7 .Net Framework 3.5 will also automatically be installed. It is by default compatible with new GPMC.
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 are supported but can not report or edit policy settings. 😐
Management Tools: You have to download and install Remote Server Administration Tools on a Windows 7 Admin PC to administer and manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003. If you are migrating from Windows 2003 Active Directory to Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory, then entire group policy object will automatically be migrated to new Active Directory and GPO.
Computer Configuration | Preferences | Windows Settings & Control Panel settings
User Configuration | Preferences | Windows Settings & Control Panel settings
Keywords: GPO, MDOP, Windows7, Windows Server 2008 R2