Export/Copy Local Group Policy to Domain Group Policy
Posted on 2008-10-21
Hello all - I've searched everywhere for this and can't seem to find a good clear answer:
I've got a new Terminal Server that I spent quite awhile locking down settings via the LOCAL Group Policy (gpedit.msc). These settings are all under the USER portion (none under the 'Computer Portion) of the policy. I'd like to convert these settings over to a Domain Group Policy (in the Active Directory) - and have them applied that way instead.
What's the easiest and most efficient way of doing this? I should say that I know how to apply them ONCE they are over into an Active Directory (Domain) Group Policy - however getting them there is the problem. I've copied out the local 'windows\system32\group policy' folder which has the 'registry.pol' file in there - however not sure how (if possible) to import this into a Domain Group Policy?
Also, is there a good way to export into a file or report (csv, html, etc) the settings from the LOCAL Group Policy program (gpedit.msc)? I havent' found a way - because the 'export' function under there is some built-in MMC export which doesn't export actual policy settings - only the mmc specific info (Computer Configuration - User Configuration - and these names alone are literally all it exports).