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Import OU structure from another Domain Controller

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Hi, Is there a way to import the structure of an OU from one domain in a seperate forest into another Active Directory? I have a laptop set up as a domain controller (Dont ask) which has an OU setup on it with lots of configurations. In this OU there are a number of PC to which these security policies are applied. I want to import the policies into our domain. I dont want to import the PC's, just the settings. I can see how you can export the settings to XML, but I cannot see how to import them. Is this possible? We have server 2003.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You can try with

csvde -f c:\export.csv
and then copy csv file to new DC and run
csvde -i -f c:\export.csv

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 250 total points
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According to GPO's, download GPMC from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a6d4c24-8cbd-4b35-9272-dd3cbfc81887&displaylang=en

open gpmc.msc and use "Backup all" option to folder, copy that folder into your new DC and choose "Manage backups"

Krzysztof
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by:lfrs_org
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Thanks for the quick responce I'll give it a go and let you know.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You're welcome :)
OK, I'm waiting for results :)

Krzysztof
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by:KenMcF
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Also in the GPMC there are scripts for this. Take a look at the following two scripts provided.
CreateEnvironmentFromXML.wsf
CreateXMLFromEnvironment.wsf

http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/1972/archive/2006/05/01/39.aspx
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by:lfrs_org
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I need to do a bit more digging with this. I'm still in two minds whether its best to import the settings or start from scratch. The problem is there is a lot of stuff I want and a lot I don't.
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