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    Recovery Group Policy

    Hi,

    I've accidentally right clicked and deleted the Default Domain Group policy on one of my 2008 servers. Doh!
    I could recreate and reconfigure I suppose, but obviously I'd prefer to recover it, if possible.

    Unfortunally this server has no backup in place (I was going to configure backups today believe it or not!)

    Does anyone know a way to recover it?

    Thank you in advanced

    Fraser
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    Hi

    GPO's are stored in Sysvol, if this isn't being backed up then you wont be able to restore.

    You may be able to recover the GPO file if you use a 3rd party utility to recover the deleted files. There are some free tools which may do this and some other which you have to pay for.

    Sukh

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    Once/If I can recover the files, how would I import them into GPO ?


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    Hi

    Once you have recovered the files you can then import.

    See Import Settings from a Group Policy Object

    Sukh

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your replies. It turns out it wasn't deleted as such. It was just the link that was removed. The policy was still under Group Policy Objects so just recreated the link, ran gpupdate /force and bob's your uncle. Next time i'll try more sleep before playing about with GPO :P


    Fraser

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    Don't forget to backup your GPO's and server.

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