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2008 R2 GPO copy to another OU

Posted on 2011-03-09
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This is a fairly simple request... I hope.

Our company has 4 branch offices, each office is link via VPN and the server replicate Domain Policies every 15min.
I have created a OU for each branch office and setup a template GPO for our head office. I need to copy this GPO to each OU and then edit those GPO's for the respective branches OUs.

How do I copy a GPO to another OU? I know I can link them, but this is not what is needed, each GPO will be different in one way or another.
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by:Glen Knight
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You just right click on the OU and select copy, then right click at the top of your domain (or where you store your GPO's) and select Paste.

Although, if you have a multi-site configuration you should be setting GPO's at site level rather than OU level but this of course depends on how you have your Active Directory Sites and Services configured.
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by:DJMohr
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yeah not too jacked up yet on the AD Sites and Services.
The GPO doesn't have a complex configuration, it's more a case of changing the WSUS settings for each branch, other than that it's the same.
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Then simply copying and pasting will do that for you :)
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I don't have a copy option
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In the Group Policy Management Console, under Group Policy Objects right click on the policy and select copy.  Then right click again on Group Policy Objects and select Paste.  Select to preserve the existing permissions and click OK.
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Thanks, sorry had a blonde moment there.
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