Best practices for a stable AGPM deployment

Over the years I have worked a lot with Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), our solution for change management of Group Policy. This small tool is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). AGPM has always flown under the radar, but is deployed in surprisingly many enterprises. By reviewing and troubleshooting some of these deployments…

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Hotfix 2 for AGPM 4.0 SP3 allows you to keep custom Read permissions

We released a silent update to AGPM 4.0 SP3, last september. Find it here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3174540. It is also slipstreamed in the latest MDOP release. The update is a change in functionality regarding permission on GPO’s. Let me quote it for you. The old behavior, always tripping up people that are new to AGPM: If you want to change…

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Find out if your AGPM archive needs updating

For those of you out there using Advanced Group Policy Management a.k.a. AGPM, I have a question: how do you know that your AGPM archive still reflects the reality in Active Directory? Thought about it? Good. There is a thorny issue here that caused a lot of problems already. AGPM flat-out assumes that its archive…

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