Enable Restore System Settings and previous versions of files via Group Policy

I want to enable a System Protection setting via Group Policy.

The setting is "Restore System settings and previous versions of files."

Anyone know of either a Group Policy or registry key I can make this setting change with?

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The above you not be a supported method to restore Group Policy files.

Supported method for restoring GPO from a backup

Also you can also do an Authoritative Restore of the Sysvol Share. (this is over kill but it is also a supported method)

Rebuilding Sysvol

arkhaminmate11nAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I am not trying to restore Group Policy files.  I am trying to deploy the setting above to Windows 7 clients via Group Policy.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Sorry, my mistake. You can do this via Group Policy.

Expand Computer Configuration,
expand Administrative Templates,
expand System,
then click System Restore

arkhaminmate11nAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  But there still isn't a setting for what I am looking for in Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System-> System Restore.

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Sorry....been a long day. You cannot enable this setting from a GPO. You can only disable restoring files. Something like this would be done at a per machine basis. I have also looked under

Computer Configuration and User Configuration at
Administrative Templates
Windows Components
Windows Explorer
Previous Versions

Unfortunately you can only hide or suppress this using group policy.


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