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Importing a GPO

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Is there a way to import a GPO without overwriting the existing settings? I just want to export a GPO from another server and import the GPO into my existing 2008 server. When I import it does not keep the old settings. Step by step instructions would be good. Thanks.
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Are they in different domains?   You can backup and import using GPMC in the steps outlined in the TechNet article below

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754760.aspx

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Mike
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Are you trying to merge two GPO's..?? If yes only way is powershell as far I knew
refer below

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ashleymcglone/archive/2011/01/19/finally-copy-and-merge-gpos-powershell-saves-the-day.aspx
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Instead of impoting the GPO to exiting GPO template.Create new GPO template and import the GPO setting and apply the new template to OU/domain as per requirement.

Import a Group Policy object using GPMC
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779123(v=ws.10).aspx
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