Creating a Template and Setting a Default Template

Creating a template enables you to save all of the settings of a particular version of a Group Policy object (GPO) to use as a starting point for creating new GPOs. As an Editor, you can also specify which of the available templates will be the default template for all Group Policy administrators creating new GPOs.

A template is an uneditable, static version of a GPO for use as a starting point for creating new, editable GPOs. Renaming or deleting a template does not impact GPOs created from that template.