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Re-use local security polcy in Server 2008 R2

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I am using MMC to configure local security policy on a standalone Server 2008 R2 machine.  I am using to do security hardening. Once done and tested on one server, I need to apply to a few more. These are not on domain.  Do just import the finished .msc file on the other servers?

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Thanks for the quick response. So I just take the entries found in the Local Group Policy Object which are stored in the %Systemroot%\System32\GroupPolicy folder and copy them to the other machines that should be configured the same?  I plan to test this on a test server first.

Am I correct in assuming that the MMC snap-in for local policy is just used to view the settings and make changes?  The files used to make the changes on other machine will be those described above?

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yes you should be able to do this, given they are all in a domain etc.
and for the MMC yes , it is just a layout that you save, not the content.
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Thanks for the response.  I just have a coupl of more questions.

I read one of the links you sent to me a bit closer and checked another post, as well.  I see the registry.pol file under the machine folder being updated on the machine I am making changes on.

So I can copy that registry.pol to the machine I want to apply those changes to and those registry settings will be change?

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Yeah that's the 'policy' file. so copy that and see if it works , but just do it on a testserver anyhow to see the outcom, because i've not done this myself :)
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Thanks for the help!
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