Delegate Management of a Controlled GPO

An Approver can delegate the management of a controlled Group Policy Object (GPO) that was created by that Approver. Like an AGPM Administrator (Full Control), the Approver can delegate access to such a GPO so that selected Editors can edit it, Reviewers can review it, and other Approvers can approve it. By default, an Approver cannot delegate access to GPOs created by another Group Policy administrator.

A user account with the AGPM Administrator (Full Control) role, the user account of the Approver who created the GPO, or a user account with the necessary permissions in Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) is required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To delegate the management of a controlled GPO

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console tree, click Change Control in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs.

  2. On the Contents tab in the details pane, click the Controlled tab to display controlled GPOs, and then click the GPO to delegate:

    1. To add access for a user or group, click the Add button, select the user or group, and click OK. In the Add Group or User dialog box, select a role and click OK.

    2. To remove access for a user or group, select the user or group, and then click the Remove button.

      If a user or group inherits domain-wide access, the Remove button is unavailable. You can modify domain-wide access on the Domain Delegation tab.

    3. To modify the roles and permissions delegated to a user or group, click the Advanced button. In the Permissions dialog box, select the user or group, select the check box for each role to be assigned to that user or group, and then click OK.

      Editor and Approver include Reviewer permissions.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be the Approver who created or controlled the GPO or an AGPM Administrator (Full Control) to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents permission for the domain and Modify Security permission for the GPO.

  • To delegate read access to Group Policy administrators who use AGPM, you must grant them List Contents as well as Read Settings permissions. This enables them to view GPOs on the Contents tab of AGPM. Other permissions must be explicitly delegated.

  • Editors must have Read permission for the deployed copy of a GPO to make full use of Group Policy Software Installation.

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