Restore a Deleted GPO

Approvers can restore a deleted Group Policy Object (GPO) from the Recycle Bin, returning it to the archive.

A user account with the Approver or AGPM Administrator (Full Control) 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 restore 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 to restore, and then click Restore.

  4. Type a comment to be displayed in the history of the GPO, and then click OK.

  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.

Note
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 Approver or an AGPM Administrator (Full Control) to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents and either Deploy GPO or Delete GPO permissions for the GPO.

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