Group Policy Automation Engine

Automate Changes to Group Policy with the "GPO SDK"


Product Introduction

SDM Software's Group Policy Automation Engine (GPAE) provides the industry's only PowerShell interface for automating the reads and writes of Group Policy settings. If automating changes to GPOs is your requirement, GPAE is the answer! With support for most policy areas in GP, including Admin Templates, most security settings, GP Preferences and Folder Redirection, etc., GPAE provides a "DevOps" platform for automating your Group Policy management.

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Product Features

  • Automate reads and writes of GPO settings across domain or local GPOs using PowerShell
  • Version 4.1 includes support for reading and writing Quest(r) Authentication Services (QAS) Linux/Unix GP settings for users.allow, users.deny and sudo as well as Advanced Audit Configuration settings
  • Lets you automate changes to everything from Admin Template to GP Preferences to security settings, including changes to security groups in existing settings or migration of settings from one GPO to another
  • Leverage PowerShell (or .Net) to automate GPO changes

Are you a Managed Service Provider (MSP) looking to automate the deployment of Group Policy to your customers? Contact us at to find out how we can help!

Benefits & Licensing

Manually having to report on or modify Group Policy settings across your many GPOs is time consuming. Now you can automate modification of Group Policy settings in a repeatable and self-documenting way--saving time and money and preventing costly configuration errors from crippling your environment."Infrastructure-as-Code" comes to Group Policy!

GPAE is licensed based on the number of Group Policy Objects (GPOs) under management.

Installation Requirements

Group Policy Automation Engine supports installation on Windows 7, 8.x, 10, 2008-R2, 2012, 2012-R2 and 2016. You must have the .Net Framework 4.0 and Microsoft PowerShell 3.0 or greater, installed on the system where you install GPAE.

2009 Windows IT Pro Magazine Editor's Choice

Best Active Directory and Group Policy Software