AskDS is 12,614,400,000,000,000 shakes old

It’s been four years and 591 posts since AskDS reached critical mass. You’d hope our party would look like this:  But it’s more likely to be: Without you, we’d be another of those sites that glow red hot, go supernova, then collapse into a white dwarf. We really appreciate your comments, questions, and occasional attaboys…. Read more

Forcing Domain Admins to use AGPM (but not really)

Hi folks, Sean Wright here for my final post. So, you have AGPM installed, but your Domain Admins continue using GPMC to create, delete, and modify Group Policy. You’ve asked nicely, but that hasn’t had much effect. Now you want to make your point, and prevent your Domain Admins from managing Group Policy the wrong… Read more

AGPM Operations (under the hood part 4: import and export)

Sean again, here for Part 4 of the Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) blog series, following the lifecycle of a Group Policy Object (GPO) as it transitions through various events. In this installment, we investigate what takes place when you use the Import and Export features within AGPM. With the use of Group Policy so… Read more

AGPM Operations (under the hood part 3: check in)

Sean again, here for Part 3 of the Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) blog series, following the lifecycle of a Group Policy Object (GPO) as it transitions through various AGPM-related events. In this installment, we investigate what takes place when you check-in a controlled GPO. Before editing an AGPM controlled GPO, it is checked-out. Similarly,… Read more

AGPM Operations (under the hood part 2: check out)

Sean again, here for Part 2 of the Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) blog series, following the lifecycle of a Group Policy Object (GPO) as it transitions through various events. In this installment, we investigate what takes place when you check-out a controlled GPO. Before editing an AGPM controlled GPO, it is checked out. There… Read more

AGPM Production GPOs (under the hood)

Hello, Sean here. I’m a Directory Services engineer with Enterprise Platforms Support in Charlotte. Today, I’d like to talk about the inner workings of Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM). Let’s begin by discovering what occurs behind the scenes when you take control of a Production GPO using AGPM. The term “Production GPO” is used frequently… Read more