Sunday, 16 February 2014

Editing and testing gpo policies from different domain

Sometimes there is a need to test or edit policy on different server. 
Maybe it's because machine has more tools installed or is outside the production network.
So...
It'll be good if both machines run the same OS versions.
Steps to copy settings from one gpo to other:
1.Make empty gpo policy on both servers in Group Policy Management console
2.Edit policy settings and test it on the server/organization you're prefer.
3.Go to Group Policy Objects and select your policy
4.Click Backup

5.Go through backup wizard and save policy to the desktop


6. Copy this folder to your test/editing machine
7. Go to Group Policy Objects in gpmc
8. Select your policy and click Import Settings:

9. Again, go through Import Settings Wizard, select your policy and...
10. That's It!

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