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Backup and Restore Group Policy Objects
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:02:48 pm »
Backup Group Policy Objects

1. For backing up the created GPOs in Windows Server, go to Group Policy Management console from server dashboard or type ‘gpmc.msc‘ in windows run and then press enter to open the Group Policy Management Console.
2. In Group Policy Management expand the domain name and group policy objects in order to see all created objects.
3. To create a backup from all GOPs, right-click the Group Policy Objects and click Back up all. 
4. Remember, this will backup all modified and non-modified GPOs which you have created for domain. The other configuration like linked objects, Enforced, and Block Inheritance to domain organizational units will not back up. The full configuration back up just don by full system back up with Windows backup services.
5. Now in Back Up Group Policy Object page, click Browse and choose wherever to want to save backups and type some description in the description box, then click Back Up button.
6. So, the backup task has accomplished successfully. Let's check how do we can restore the deleted GPO from backup data.

Restore Group Policy Objects

1. In order to restore GPO, right-click the Group Policy Objects and click Manage Backups. In the Manage Backups page brows to the backup directory or location on the hard disk.
2. You see backup contents in GPO backup folder. But if you want to restore a policy object, select GPO and click Restore button.
3. Click OK, if ask you ‘Do you want to restore the selected backup? and selected backup will restore the Group Policy Objects.
4. Now you can link and apply it to your OUs in your domain.