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Backing up GPO's

Posted on 2009-05-09
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Hi All,

We are running in Windows 2003 Domain level

I am slightly worried that we may lose GPO's due to corruption, people messing around with them etc.

I see I can backup GPO's by going to GPMC > GPO > Backup All

Is this the recommended method? Will this cause any sort of downtime?

...and  what is the common cause of losing GPO's?
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As long as you backup system state on domain controllers, you should be fine.
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Yes going through GPMC and saying backup all is an acceptable way to do this
Another way is using the built in GPMC scripts (in the scripts directory in GPMC)
The script for that is backupallgpos.wsf
There will be no downtime.
I've had group policies deleted for instance and had to restore.
There are other ways that group policy can have issues and that may be because of sysvol problems but that usually fixed using other methods.
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Mike
 
 
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I'd still backup the GPOs much easier to restore a GPO if you have the backups versus a system state restore.
Thanks
Mike
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