Enable Backup and Restore for Group Policy

Hi guys,

while surfing the net I found this cool blog about enabling backup and resoter for your group policies.

Jeremy Moskowitz wrote it and here’s a little preview of the article. On the end is the link to the complete article.

Backup and restore for Group Policy doesn’t have to be hard. Actually, the good news is that it’s quite easy. Many people don’t take backups of their GPOs, and suffer the consequences. Don’t let a simple Group Policy deletion or other small problem result in big, big problems because you don’t have a Group Policy backup.

Getting started backing up your Group Policy world is quite easy. First things’ first though. It’s ideal to perform Group Policy Object backup and restore using the latest, greatest Group Policy Management Console, or GPMC.

The GPMC has been around for a long time, but most people don’t know there are several versions. Without getting too deep into it, the latest, greatest version is available for Windows Server 2008 R2 and also for Windows 7.

On Windows Server 2008 R2, you can install the GPMC by using Server Manager then selecting Features | Add Features then select Group Policy Management as seen here.

 

Read more of the article here.

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