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Backing up and restoring specific policies and settings

Published: November 15, 2009

Updated: February 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

This topic describes how to export specific elements of the Forefront TMG configuration, namely individual policy rules and rule elements.

The following procedures provide instructions on:

noteNote:
  • You must be a Forefront TMG Enterprise Administrator or Enterprise Auditor to back up and restore enterprise-level settings.

  • To back up and restore enterprise-level confidential information, you must be a Forefront TMG Enterprise Administrator.

  • To back up and restore array-level confidential information, you must be a Forefront TMG Array Administrator.

To export a single policy rule or rule elements

  1. In the Forefront TMG Management console tree, click Firewall Policy.

  2. To export a single policy rule:

    • In the details pane, right-click the applicable rule, and then click Export Selected.

    To export a single-rule element:

    • In the Toolbox pane, right-click the required rule element, and then click Export Selected.

    To export multiple-rule elements:

    • In the Toolbox pane, right-click the required rule elements, and then click Export All.

  3. To export confidential information, such as user passwords, certificates, and RADIUS shared secrets, select Export confidential information and provide a password. Confidential information is encrypted during the export process. The password you enter here will be required to import the configuration.

    noteNote:
    It is recommended that you specify a strong password to ensure proper protection of encrypted information. For details, see Planning for backup and restore.

  4. In Save this data in this file, specify the folder in which the export file will be saved, and the file name.

To import a single policy rule or rule element

  1. In the Forefront TMG Management console tree, click Firewall Policy.

  2. To import a single policy rule:

    • In the details pane, right-click the applicable rule, and then click Import to Selected.

      noteNote:
      You cannot import a file to overwrite the default rule.

    To import a single-rule or a multiple-rule element:

    • In the Toolbox pane, right-click the required rule element, and then click Import All.

  3. Select the file that you saved when you exported the configuration settings.

  4. If you want to import server-specific settings, select Import server-specific information.

  5. If you exported confidential information, enter the password that you specified when you exported the file.

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