Solved

2008 R2 GPO copy to another OU

Posted on 2011-03-09
6
1,581 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.
0
Comment
Question by:DJMohr
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 35092370
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:DJMohr
ID: 35092437
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.
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 35092438
Then simply copying and pasting will do that for you :)
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:DJMohr
ID: 35092654
I don't have a copy option
0
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Glen Knight earned 500 total points
ID: 35092688
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:DJMohr
ID: 35092729
Thanks, sorry had a blonde moment there.
0

Featured Post

How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?

With today’s modern enterprise so dependent on digital infrastructures, the impact of major incidents has increased dramatically. Grab the report now to gain insight into how your organization ranks against your peers and learn best-in-class strategies to resolve incidents.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you migrate a Terminal Server licenses server inside the 2008 server family, you can takte advantage of the build-in migration tool. If you like to migrate an older 2003 Server (and the installed client CALs) to a 2008 R2 server for example, you …
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question