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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Backing Up a Group Policy Object

A valuable feature, new in the Group Policy Management Console, is the ability to back up and restore GPOs. Include regular backup of all GPOs as part of your overall planning-for-disaster strategy. To back up a GPO, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console. In the console tree, navigate to Group Policy Objects in the domain that contains the GPO to be backed up.

    • To back up a single GPO, right-click the GPO and select Back Up.

    • To back up all GPOs in the domain, right-click Group Policy Objects and select Back Up All. (See Figure 21-12.)

    Backing up all GPOs

    Figure 21-12. Backing up all GPOs

  2. In the Back Up Group Policy ...

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