I want to exclusively create the GPOs myself but give my OU administrators the ability to link them. Can I do this?
Yes, there are two ways to accomplish this:
Delegate them the right to use the Group Policy Management Console or GPMC
Delegate them the permission Manage Group Policy Links, within the OU itself.
Jeremy discusses this in Chapter 1 of his book.
The GPanswers.com forum is closed now (thanks, spammers!)
But we encourage you to join us at LinkedIn in the “GPO Stuff” group.
Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
It’s a private group, but just JOIN it, and the owner should approve your request.
See you there !
-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP