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Resetting the Default Domain Group Policy

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Hi guys, hope you are all well and can assist.

In our 2003 AD environment, the default domain policy has been modified.
What we would like to know is the following:

1) How we can take all modified settings in this policy, and place in a new group policy
2) Reset the default domain policy back to its defaults, that is, as if the domain had just been created.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Hi,

You can use a reference domain controller on windows server 2003 and compare the default domain policy with it. You can setup a test dc in lab using free visualization products

Then you can create a new policy based on the changes that you record.

To reset the default domain policy you can use dcgpofix /target:domain command at command prompt
Run gpupate /force afterwards

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/ArticleID/41878/41878.html

Hope this helps,

Regards,
Navdeep [v-2nas]
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Thanks so much Navdeep.
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