relink a GPO from restore.

If a GPO is accidentally deleted, after I restored from my backup, is there a way I could relink the location it was?
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
Do you know the location? If so, it is simple, just right click on the relevant OU, and select "Link an existing GPO"

nav2567Author Commented:
assuming that I do not know as I have so many of them.  Is there a way to backup and have the restores link to the locations?

Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
Short of an authoritative restore of AD, I don't think so.

If you are REALLY stuck, I guess you could restore a DC temporarily, then manually  relink GPOS, but that could be a lot of work.
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There is a way, yes. Take your documentation and look it up.
Else: see if you can find out what it means technically to link a policy to an OU. if you have learned that, you will be able to gather the required location from your DC's backup.
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:

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