A while ago I posted an overview of the new features in AGPM 3.0 which is a key component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) helps you better manage Group Policy objects (GPOs) in your environment by providing change control, offline editing, rollback capabilities and role-based delegation with workflow.
Version 3.0 of AGPM supports the latest Microsoft operating systems (Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 – both x86 and x64) and the new Group Policy Preferences introduced with Windows Server 2008.
Below you find the topics covered by these AGPM screencast series:
This screencast talks about the capabilities, added-value and architecture of AGPM 3.0.
Coming up next:
Part 1: Installing AGPM Server & AGPM Client
This step-by-step screencast demonstrates how to install both AGPM client and server components and its pre-requisites
Part 2: Role-based delegation
This step-by-step screencast demonstrates how to delegate permissions inside AGPM based on the role-based delegation model.
Part 3: AGPM Concepts (Controlled, Uncontrolled, Pending, Templates, Recycle bin)
This step-by-step screencast demonstrates some of the basic concepts of AGPM, such as moving uncontrolled GPOs into the offline archive as controlled GPOs, dealing with pending GPO and using the AGPM Recycle Bin to recover/restore Group Policies.
Part 4: Workflow (Creating, Editing, Deploying, Recovering a GPO)
This step-by-step screencast demonstrates the workflow capabilities for GPO operations such as Creating a GPO, Editing a GPO, Deploying a GPO, etc… We also have a look at production delegation.