GPO setting template export and import help

Posted on 2012-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-03-22

I have created a GPO in my domain with setting in the following sections

Sercurity settings
Administrative Templates

How can i export and save these settings so I can use it elsewhere in the future. I would hate to create all of these settings and have to keeping creating it for other clients.

please help
Question by:noveenmorris
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Expert Comment

by:Dan Arseneau
ID: 37754359
Open Group Policy Management MMC snapin - navigate to Group Policy Objects - Right-click and choose Back Up All...  this will backup all your GPO objects.

To use the backup in the future, create a new GPO, right-click on it and choose Import Settings.

If you want to save the report of your settings, navigate to Group Policy Objects - Right-click on the one GPO and choose Save Report.

Author Comment

ID: 37754577
cool, Can i use this backup up GPO in another forest? will that cause any issues?.

thanks soo much it worked.

Accepted Solution

Dan Arseneau earned 2000 total points
ID: 37754601
If you look at the report of the GPO, you should be able to see if there are Domain specific settings that may need modifying.  I haven't tested this but I don't see why an import would cause any problems cross-domain.

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ID: 37754625
Thanks alot the backup and import worked.

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