Group Policy Administrator (GPA) is an enterprise‑class Group Policy change control solution that provides:
A secure offline repository to reduce the risk of changing GPOs in live Active Directory
A robust workflow and delegation model to safely involve all Group Policy stakeholders
Built‑in tools that help you analyze, compare, troubleshoot, and test GPOs
Comprehensive reporting to help you document regulatory compliance
GPA lets you manage changes to GPOs in a safe offline environment, without risking potentially catastrophic changes that can impact network or service availability.
Using the GPA offline repository (GP Repository), change management workflow, and powerful productivity features gives you many advantages over using other tools:
Buffers you from making errors in a live Active Directory environment
Lets you compare and view differences between GPOs
Performs health checks to ensure GPOs are not corrupted
Lets you quickly roll back to a last‑known good version of a GPO
Stores backup copies of GPOs including WMI filters and links
Lets you centrally manage GPOs in untrusted domains
Lets you migrate GPOs from one domain to another
Lets you delegate GPO changes to appropriate people while limiting Active Directory permissions
The GP Repository is a safe offline environment where you can test changes to Group Policy before rolling GPOs into the live environment.
GPA has many features designed specifically for large enterprises to help automate the following types of tasks:
Enforcing consistent use of GPOs across your enterprise
Managing and maintaining GPOs across trust barriers
Automatically deploying GPOs during non‑peak hours
Diagnosing problems and differences between GPOs
If your enterprise needs a solution to help efficiently manage GPOs and streamline your auditing and reporting process, GPA can help you.