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Restore deleted Group Policy objects, Windows Server 2003 R2

Somebody has deleted several AD Group Policies from the GP snap-in, but they are still in the SYSVOL folder on the DC.  Is there anyway I can undlete them as we still have the policy in the SYSVOL?

The server is Server 2003 R2, thanks in advance.
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Elmar KoschkaSenior System Engineer
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You can restore this file with a systemstate.

Resource: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842252

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Yeah I'd seen that, it's for a 2000 server but I'm sure it's the same for 2003.  I'm really looking for some kind of super dooper tool to 'undelete' these GPO's if there's one out there....???
ChrisLead Infrastructure Architect
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842252

there is a specific Ms guide that will get you started

assuming you haven't set up specific GPO backups

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Thanks, but that's the same link as above.
Elmar KoschkaSenior System Engineer
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No, i think there is no tool. Sorry
Do you use GPMC, if Yes you can restore the GPO from the GPMC.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb964305.aspx

Once the GPO is restored it wont apply to the OU's which it had applied earlier.To do this

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231288

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Isn't the AD recycle bin a 2008 server only feature?
Elmar KoschkaSenior System Engineer
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yes, only 2008 :-(
Hi Friend,

Please try the below link read the full article that will help you restore your Deleted Group policy snap-ins.  

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783147%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

http://dani3lr.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/restore-deleted-objects-in-active-directory-database-using-tombstone-reanimation-ldp-exe/

Please let me known if you have any issues and queries.

Thanks,
P. Praveen Raj
ChrisLead Infrastructure Architect
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sorry, were no posts when i typed that out.

bit late for your current issue but when you have them back there is a guide for backing them up

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa814151%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
hirenvmajithiyaManager (System Administration)

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try quest's "Recovery Manager"

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Will this work in my situation, i.e. I didn't have it installed, I install it and it can 'undelete' things, or does it have to have been installed in the first place (before the GPO's were deleted) to do any good?
Manager (System Administration)
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It should work even if you install it right now

Hiren

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This is GREAT software, thanks.