Adding third-party or custom built services into a GPO

You can add any service at all, including third-party or custom built services.

To get it from another machine that doesn’t have ADUC/GPMC…

  1. Logon to the machine that has the service you want to manage.
  2. Run Start>Run>secpol.msc.
  3. Create a new template.
  4. Edit that template’s ‘System services’ node and you’ll see the services on that machine. Simply add the service you want to the policy by just adding the default setting (Automatic/Everyone-FC). Don’t set ay other policies, just the services you want. Note: Not knowing the OS and what GP editor you are running, leaving the defaults for this step is recommended as there as some known issues.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Copy that file to the machine where you run the GP Editor.
  7. Edit your desired policy and go to the ‘Security’ node, right-click, choose import to import the file with the service you just grabbed.
  8. Your service is now in the policy. Just edit the service with the proper permissions and startup state as desired.
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