How can i backup my GPO's

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2010-05-18

How can i backup my GPO (Group policies) in ads.

Question by:bsharath
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    If you have the GPMC installed its easy (you can download and install it free from

    Select the Group Policy Objects container and select BACKUP ALL or select an indiviual GPO and select backup.
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    Install the GPMC from where you want to backup and schedule the job as follows
    BackupAllGPOs.wsf  location /comment:"Back Up All Domain GPOs"

    before using the above command you need to Cscript to be the default scripting engine by using this command:
    cscript //H:cscript

    Below is a link of all the files wwhich would help in comand line scriping in regards to group policy

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