Agent Behavior can be controlled centrally using your existing Group Policy infrastructure. Use the Goverlan Administrative GPO template to apply policies to your agents. The Goverlan Administrative GPO Template can be used to backup the Goverlan Central Server in the event that the GCS is no longer available. For more information on Agent behavior see Configuring Agent Behavior.

Goverlan Administrative GPO Template Requirements

To use the Goverlan GPO you will need access to the corporate Domain Controllers. Goverlan comes with both an ADM and ADMX/ADML group policy template file. 


Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2008 and above.


Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 and below.

Goverlan Admin GPO Template Location

The GPO template can be found in the GPO Templates sub directory of the Goverlan installation directory. 

For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\GoverLAN v8\GPO Templates

Both ADMX/ADML files will be located in this folder.

Installing Goverlan Administrative GPO Templates

ADMX/ADML Installation

Note: If you already have a Group Policy infrastructure, skip step 1.
  1. Create the central store folder in the SYSVOL directory on a Domain Controller. \\\policies\PolicyDefinitions\ where "" is the FQDN of you organizations domain
  2. Copy C:\Program Files\Goverlan v8\GPO Templates\ADMX\GoverLAN_Group_Policy_Admin_Template.admx to \\\policies\PolicyDefinitions\
  3. Copy C:\Program Files\Goverlan v8\GPO TemplatesADMX\en-us\GoverLAN_Group_Policy_Admin_Template.adml to \\\policies\PolicyDefinitions\en-us\

ADM Installation

  1. Copy C:\Program Files\Goverlan v8\GPO TemplatesADM\GoverLAN_Group_Policy_Admin_Template.adm to any location on the Domain Controller
  2. Open the Group Policy Management Console on you domain controller.
  3. Create a new policy or edit an existing one
  4. Browse to  Computer Configuration → Policies → Administrative Templates
  5. Right Click Administrative Templates and select Add/Remove Templates...
  6. Browser GoverLAN_Group_Policy_Admin_Template.adm and import it.


Once the templates are imported, open the Group Policy Management Consolecreate a new policy that will govern the agent behavior or open an existing GPO to add Goverlan agent policies to it.

Goverlan Policies will be under Computer Configuration → Policies → Administrative Templates → Goverlan Universal Settings


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