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Read these release notes thoroughly before you install Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3). These release notes contain information that is required to successfully install AGPM 4.0 SP3 and contain information that is not available in the product documentation. If there is a difference between these release notes and other AGPM documentation, consider the latest change authoritative. These release notes supersede the content included with this product.
AGPM 4.0 SP3 known issues
This section describes the known issues for AGPM 4.0 SP3.
AGPM installation fails in Windows 10
AGPM internally enables the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)-NonHTTP-Activation feature during installation. In Windows 10, WCF now includes a requirement to restart Windows after enabling the WCF NonHTTP-Activation feature. However, the current AGPM installer code does not handle this restart requirement and stops responding while it waits for the service to be activated.
Workaround: Before you run the AGPM installer, enable the WCF Non-HTTP Activation feature and then restart Windows.
The tool in Control Panel that you use to uninstall or change a program may not work when you try to change AGPM Server settings.
Workaround: Before you try to change AGPM Server settings by using Control Panel, make a copy of the AGPM Archive folder. You can then use Setup.exe to reinstall the AGPM Server and choose the configuration parameters that you want.
Reports do not display the links that were added to a Group Policy Object
The AGPM settings and difference reports do not display the links that were added to a Group Policy Object (GPO).
Workaround: To view the links in the reports, select the GPO in the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), and then click the Settings tab in the right pane.
Reports do not display all Choice Options Properties settings
The AGPM settings and difference reports do not display all of the settings that were selected in the Choice Options Properties window in the Group Policy Object Editor.
Workaround: Use the GPMC to view the selected Choice Options Properties settings in the reports.
Reports may not display the Show and Hide tabs in certain browsers
The Show and Hide tabs, on the right side of the AGPM settings and difference reports, may not appear when you view the reports in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Workaround: View the reports by using the Internet Explorer browser.
AGPM settings and difference reports may show different content from GPMC reports
The AGPM settings and difference reports may not show the same content as reports in the GPMC.
Workaround: Use the GPMC to view the AGPM reports.
AGPM Service does not start if the domain controller is offline
When the AGPM Service is installed on a domain controller on the Windows® 8 operating systems or later operating systems, the service does not start if the domain controller is offline.
Workaround: Manually start the AGPM Service after the domain controller is online.
Upgrade of AGPM Server to AGPM 4.0 SP2 is blocked when you upgrade from the AGPM 4.0 release plus hotfix 1
If you try to upgrade the AGPM server to AGPM 4.0. SP2 after installing AGPM 4.0 Server and then installing the AGPM hotfix named AGPM 4.0 reports incorrect differences in the HTML report (see Knowledge Base article 2643502), the upgrade fails and cannot be completed.
Workaround: Uninstall the AGPM 4.0 Server and then install AGPM 4.0 SP2.
Reports do not display organizational unit links
If you link an uncontrolled GPO to an organizational unit and then control that GPO by using AGPM, the AGPM settings and difference reports do not display the organizational unit links.
Workaround: On the Controlled tab of the Change Settings node, right-click the GPO, click Settings, and then click GPO Links to view the organizational links. Alternatively, you can use the GPMC to view the links to a GPO from the Scope tab.
AGPM displays an error if you click the Back button from the Change, Repair, or Remove AGPM Client dialog box
If you browse to Programs and Features in Control Panel and then select Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management – Client, AGPM displays an error if you click Modify and then click the Back button in the Change, Repair, or Remove AGPM Client dialog box.
Workaround: Click Cancel to clear the error, and then start the process again. Do not click the Back button after you click Modify .
Comment fails to appear in the History window when the Approver deploys a GPO and enters a comment
If a user who has the Editor role submits a request to deploy a GPO, and the user who has the Approver role then deploys the GPO and enters a comment, the comment fails to appear in the History window.
Added mechanism to override AGPM default behavior of removing GPO permission changes
As of HF02, AGPM has added a registry key to enable overriding the default AGPM GPO permission behavior. For more information, please see Changes to Group Policy object permissions through AGPM are ignored