AGPM 4.0 SP1 Installing and configuring guide part 2 – Server Installation

This post is part of following article:

Assuming that you already met all of perquisites described in part 1 of this installation guide, we can start AGPM installation now.

Step 1: Create two Active Directory Accounts:

  • AGPM Administrator (for this article it will be agpm-administrator) – this account will be used as first, default Administrator account of AGPM. Using this account you will delegate permissions to others.
  • AGPM Service Account (for this article it will be agpm-service) – this account will manage policies so it needs proper permissions on existing GPOs and Archive folder. This account has to be a member of “Group Policy Creator Owners” and “Backup Operators” in each domain that will be managed by AGPM.

Step 2: Now, you need to assign Full Control permissions on GPOs created prior to AGPM installation. To do so, download following package of scripts: Group Policy Management Console Sample Scripts (alternative: GPMCSampleScripts)and then run GrantPermissionOnAllGPOs.wsf using cscript. Example:

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Step 3: Depending on your architecture run either x86 or x64 installation file from MDOP CD. Click on “Next”

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Step 4: Accept license terms and continue

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Step 5: Leave the defaults, click on “Next”

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Step 6: In this step you specify path for archive of controlled Group Policies. For example it can be a network mapped drive located on SAN or simply, local path.

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Step 7: Type in AGPM service account (created in Step 1) credentials – it has to have full access to all GPOs that it will manage (Step 2)

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Step 8: Select an AGPM Administrator account that we have created in Step 1, it will be granted with Full permissions on newly installed AGPM server.

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Step 9: Leave defaults and click “Next”:

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Step 10: Select all languages that you will actually need and continue:

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Step 11: Finally, to start the installation, click on “Install” button:

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Step 12: After few seconds (or minutes if some components were missing and had to be installed) installation should be finished.

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AGPM Server installation is done. Now, to be able to actually work with it, you have to install AGPM Client. It will be described in part3 of this article.

2 thoughts on “AGPM 4.0 SP1 Installing and configuring guide part 2 – Server Installation

  1. Your article is a great help. It appears Microsoft has deleted/removed the sample scripts. I was able to find a copy online, but if you still have the “original” could you upload/attach to your host so at least others trust it a little more?

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