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Importing a Policy

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

You can import policy files that have been previously exported. You can import policies for the following reasons:

  • To restore policies

  • To transfer policies from another Configuration Manager site to another

Importing a Policy

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

  2. In the Actions pane, click Import Policy.

  3. Browse to the folder that contains the policy file, select the XML file, and then click Open.

    WarningWarning:
    Policies must have unique names. If you already have a policy that has the name of the policy you are importing the import will fail.

ImportantImportant:
Importing policy files created with the Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Group Policy Tool will fail.

ImportantImportant:
Imported policies are assigned the highest policy precedence. For more information about changing policy precedence, see Setting Policy Precedence.

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