Where are gpo's located, exactly?

victor2008
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When I create a gpo on an OU it's really just a link.  Where are these gpo's located? can I delete an ou where I've created the gpo's?  will the gpo's still be accessible?
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Brian PiercePhotographer
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If you use the Group Policy Management console from the admin tools you will see a container called group policies - thats where they are. To delet an OU you should use Active Directory Users and Computers, and yes - ant GPOs will still be in the group policies container

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Thanks KCTS!  Is the group policies container on the domain controllers? just trying to get a picture of where they are physically.  
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Physically they are in the SYSVOL folder on the domain controller
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... normally c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol\domainname\policies

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