Exporting a Policy

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

You can save the settings of a Forefront Endpoint Protection policy by exporting the policy. Exporting the policy saves the settings of the policy in an XML file. You export policies for the following reasons:

  • To back up policies

  • To transfer policies from one Configuration Manager site to another

  • To apply or update policies on computers that are not managed by Configuration Manager

Exporting a policy

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, expand System Center Configuration Manager, expand Site Database, expand Computer Management, expand Forefront Endpoint Protection, and then click Policies.

  2. Select the policy to be exported.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Export Policy.

  4. Browse to the folder in which you want to save the policy file, enter a name for the XML file, click OK, and then click OK on the confirmation dialog box.

    If you select multiple polices to be exported, you will only be prompted to select a folder in which to save the polices. The policies will be exported using their existing names.

    The Default Server Policy and Default Desktop Policy cannot be exported.

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