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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Restoring a Group Policy Object

To restore backed-up GPOs, follow these steps:

  1. Open Group Policy Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, navigate to Group Policy Objects in the domain that contains the GPO that you want to restore.

  3. To restore a previous version of an existing GPO or to restore a deleted GPO, right-click Group Policy Objects and select Manage Backups.

  4. In the Manage Backups dialog box, select the GPO to restore and click the Restore button.

When you have a lot of GPOs to sort through, select the box to display only the latest versions of the backed-up GPOs. If you’re unsure which GPO to restore, highlight them one at a time and click View Settings.

Note

A deleted GPO can’t be restored if it has never been backed up, which is why you are ...

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