Request Restoration of a Deleted GPO

Unless you are an Approver or an AGPM Administrator (Full Control), you must request the restoration of a deleted Group Policy Object (GPO) from the Recycle Bin to return it to the archive.

A user account with the Editor role or necessary permissions in Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) is required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To request the restoration of a deleted GPO

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console tree, click Change Control in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs.

  2. On the Contents tab, click the Recycle Bin tab to display the deleted GPOs.

  3. Right-click the GPO you want to restore, and then click Restore.

  4. Unless you have special permission to restore GPOs, you must submit a request for restoration of the deleted GPO. To receive a copy of the request, type your e-mail address in the Cc field. Type a comment to be displayed in the audit trail for the GPO, and then click Submit.

  5. When the Progress window indicates that overall progress is complete, click Close. The GPO is removed from the Recycle Bin tab and is displayed on the Controlled tab.

If a GPO was deleted from the production environment, restoring it to the archive will not automatically redeploy it to the production environment. To return the GPO to the production environment, deploy the GPO. For information, see Deploy a GPO.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be an Editor to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents and Edit Settings permission for the GPO.

  • To withdraw your request before it has been approved, click the Pending tab. Right-click the GPO, and then click Withdraw. The GPO will be returned to the Recycle Bin tab.

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