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Export a GPO to a File

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can export a controlled Group Policy Object (GPO) to a CAB file so that you can copy it to a domain in another forest and import the GPO into Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) in that domain. For information about how to import GPO settings into a new or existing GPO, see Import a GPO from a File.

A user account with the Editor or AGPM Administrator (Full Control) role or necessary permissions in Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) is required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To export a GPO to a file

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console tree, click Change Control in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs.

  2. On the Contents tab, click the Controlled tab to display the controlled GPOs.

  3. Right-click the GPO, and then click Export to.

  4. Enter a file name for the file to which you want to export the GPO, and then click Export. If the file does not exist, it is created. If it already exists, it is replaced.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be an Editor or an AGPM Administrator (Full Control) to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents, Read Settings, and Export GPO permissions for the GPO.

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