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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters]
Some of the steps in this post have been taken from the following SBS 2003 blog post written by Wayne McIntyre: (http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/08/07/how-to-backup-and-restore-your-sbs-and-default-group-policies.aspx). They have been modified for use with SBS 2008.
SBS 2008 uses 2 default policies along with 9 “SBS specific” policies that provide the centralized management and configuration for the SBS 2008 environment. In cases where a policy was accidentally deleted or where policies were removed, there will be a need to restore these policies once the issue has been resolved. The following steps walk you through the process of creating a backup for the existing group policies, restoring them and re-linking policies in SBS 2008.
When you select a Group Policy that was restored, you will see that the “Links” window and “Security Filtering” window are blank.
Link the Windows SBS Client policies:
Link the Folder Redirection Policy:
Windows SBS Client – Windows Vista Policy, Windows SBS Client – Windows XP Policy, Windows SBS Client Policy have WMI filters associated with them. These filters will be associated with the group policy during the restore.
Note: These steps cover GPO backup and restore to the same server only. There is a similar but different procedure if you want to restore backups from one SBS Server to another. This scenario will be covered in an upcoming blog post.
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