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Copy Group Policies Between Different 2003 Domain Servers

I am following an older question to copy a few group polices between two 2003 servers on different domains.  (See question link below.)

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_23362832.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+copi+differ+group+polici+server

I have the backup folder on the 2nd server and when I open "Manage Backups" and select the folder location, none of the GPO backups are listed.  Is there some new security setting preventing this?

(I am using GPMC to do this.)
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meugenCommented:
i think you should have a look at the ACL of all backups file in the new folder location....
HTH
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PeteJThomasCommented:
Yes, firstly, I would ensure that now the files exist in the 'other' domain, that the account you're using to do this with has some form of permissions to the folder / files... As it came from another domain, the ACL might be all messed up? You may need to just take ownership of the folder, then assign yourself the correct permissions.

Check that and let us know what you find?

Pete
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shrimpforkAuthor Commented:
I checked the permissions and ownership of the file on the new server.  The folder is actually on the server desktop.  And it took the new server administratior permissions and ownership.  I reasigned the permissions and ownership anyway.  I still can not get them up in the manage backups list.
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PeteJThomasCommented:
Hmmm... Ok, so try something else: Create an empty GPO, give it the name of a GPO you want to import from the other forest.

Once the object exists, right-click it, and select 'Import Settings'. Point that to the backup folder, and to the specific corresponding GPO from the other forest.

Will it let you import their settings directly into a GPO from this backup?
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PeteJThomasCommented:
Oh and sorry - The suggestion originates here: http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/31828649/-migrate-gpo-from-one.aspx

The post states: "You can script this operation but there is no way to get around having to
create the empty GPO first before importing into it. However it does not at
all have to be a manual process. Check out the canned scripts that ship with
GPMC, or if you are so inclined, I've created a set of free PowerShell
cmdlets that wrap GPMC functions, including creating GPOs and importing
backups with migration tables, here: www.sdmsoftware.com/freeware.php"
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shrimpforkAuthor Commented:
PeteJThomas,
It looked like it worked out using the import settings.  Thank you.
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PeteJThomasCommented:
You're welcome! Thanks for the points! :)

Take care!

Pete
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