Contents Tab Features

Each secondary tab within the Contents tab has two sections—Group Policy objects and Groups and Users.

Group Policy objects section

The Group Policy objects section displays a filtered list of Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and identifies the following attributes for each GPO:

GPO attribute Description


Name of the GPO.


The state of the selected GPO

Changed By

The Editor who checked in or the Approver who deployed the selected GPO.

Change Date

For a controlled GPO, the most recent date it was checked in after being modified or checked out to be modified. For an uncontrolled GPO, the date when it was last modified.


A comment entered by the person who checked in or deployed a GPO at the time that it was modified. Useful for identifying the specifics of the version in case of the need to roll back to a previous version.

Computer Version

Automatically generated version of the Computer Configuration portion of the GPO.

User Version

Automatically generated version of the User Configuration portion of the GPO.

GPO Status

The Computer Configuration and the User Configuration can be managed separately. The GPO Status indicates which portions of the GPO are enabled.

WMI Filter

Display any WMI filters that are applied to this GPO. WMI filters are managed under the WMI Filters folder for the domain in the console tree of the GPMC.

Groups and Users section

When a GPO is selected, the Groups and Users section displays a list of the groups and users with access to that GPO. The allowed permissions and inheritance are displayed for each group or user. An AGPM Administrator can configure permissions using either standard AGPM roles (Editor, Approver, Reviewer, and AGPM Administrator) or a customized combination of permissions.

Button Effect


Add a new entry to the security descriptor. Any user or group in Active Directory can be added.


Remove the selected entry from the Access Control List.


Display the properties for the selected object. The properties page is the same one displayed for an object in Active Directory Users and Computers.


Open the Access Control List Editor.

Additional considerations

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