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Back Up and Restore a Starter GPO

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Backing up a Starter GPO

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console. Expand the Starter GPOs node.

  2. To back up a single Starter GPO, right-click the Starter GPO, and then click Back Up . To back up all Starter GPOs in the domain, right-click Starter GPOs and click Back Up All .

  3. In the Backup Starter GPO dialog box, in the Location box, enter the path for the location where you want to store the Starter GPO backups. Or click Browse , locate the folder in which you want to store the Starter GPO backups, and then click OK .

  4. In the Description box, type a description for the Starter GPOs that you want to back up, and then click Back Up . If you are backing up multiple Starter GPOs, the description will apply to all Starter GPOs you back up.

  5. After the operation completes, click OK .

    ImportantImportant
    To secure backed-up Starter GPOs, ensure that only authorized administrators have permission to access the folder to which you are backing up the Starter GPOs.

Restoring a Starter GPO

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console. Expand the Starter GPOs node.

  2. Right-click Starter GPOs and then click Manage Backups .

  3. In the Manage Backups dialog box, in the Backup location box, type the path for the backup folder. You can also use Browse to locate the backup folder.

  4. In the Backed up Starter GPOs box, select the Starter GPO that you want to restore from the list of Starter GPO backups shown, and then click Restore .

  5. When prompted to confirm the restore operation, click OK .

  6. After the operation completes, click OK and then click Close .

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