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Where is the domain security policy stored

I've used a template to make a large number of changes to my domain security policy.  This was a mistake.  Now I have a bunch of settings that are not what I want and I'm having trouble starting some services, including Exchange.  I have backups with the domain policy on it, but I need to know where the policy is stored on the server, so that I can restore it.
Am I crazy for doing this?
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rhouston0872
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rhouston0872
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tonyteriCommented:
ok let's get some more info first, is this a domain wide Group Policy you had set, or did you create your own security template?

TT
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Debsyl99Commented:
Hi,
This may be well worth a shot to allow you to start from scratch, prior to having to restore from backup. The less you set at this level, unless you need to, ie account policies etc, the better,

How can I restore the contents of the Default Domain and Default Domain Controller (DC) Group Policy Objects (GPOs)?
http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/41878/41878.html

Deb :))
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mike2747Commented:
To edit your domain Group policy, go into Active Directory Users and Computers. There will be a "tree" on the left hand side. Right-Click your domain (it will look like "CPS-DOMAIN.local") and click Properties. There should be a Group Policy tab (I'm running SBS 2003 and have a Server 2003 Standard, and they both have group policy tab). On the group polcy tab, you will see your existing policy's. You can the Edit them accordingly. You may want to look into them and see which users apply to which policy's.

Hope this helps!
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_anom_Commented:
They are stored in             %SystemRoot%\Sysvol\Sysvol\DomainDirectory\Policies

Cheers
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