Moving Group Policy to another server
Posted on 2008-10-10
I am looking for the cleanest process to move my Group Policies from one server to another. My environment has three servers:
1 PDC: W2K Server SP4;
1 BDC: W2K3;
1 Member Server (Apps) W2K3.
The BDC is new to the environment. Group Policy has been on the member server for over a year now, and contains a good amount of active policies. I would like to move those policies to the BDC, and eventually promote the BDC.
1. I am receiving the following event ID errors on the BDC - 1030 / 1058. I've seen these before, and was unable to resolve them after extensive work. I am hoping that these errors have something to do with the fact that Group Policy is currently not on a domain controller.
2. I am not a fan of backing up and restoring individual policies. I have not had good experiences with this.
Where do I begin?
Question: will installing a fresh copy of Group Policy on my BDC have an adverse affect on my current setup?