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Hello

I have a windows 2003 domain server in my environment.  I'm getting ready to roll-out some group policies.  After these policies are pushed out to the workstation is there a way to roll back policies automatically or do I have to manual go to each machine and make Registry changes.  Example:  I disable the "RUN" command but then I decide I want my users to have it.

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        Jake
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First of all here is how to restore your security settings
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313222

Heres what I do to test group policy
Create a new OU called test.  
Create the group policy object on the OU test.
Place the computer account inside test.
Logon to the computer and test the policy.  If it is good apply the group policy.  
If not move the computer account back to its default position in computers and the group policy from it will override the earlier group policy.

For more info on group policy
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/b893c1ad-ac33-4512-9e96-5c8331c80b88.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/8047bf31-08ea-4599-a270-eba5093075fa.mspx
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no you would not have to go manually undo changes, that would defeat the whole purpose of GPs wouldn't it?  all you have to do is change the policy back on the server. If it is a computer policy the best way to apply it would be to reboot the machine.  If it is a user policy the best way is to have the user log off and back on.  If the machines are XP you can just  run gpupdate.exe to update all GPOs applied to the machine/user.
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