Restoring Group Policy objects

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

If you deployed Client Security policy to an organizational unit (OU) or to a security group, GPOs are re-created when you redeploy the Client Security policy.

If you deployed Client Security policy to a GPO, you must perform the following procedure to restore the GPO. For additional information about restoring GPOs, see Back Up, Restore, Copy, and Import in Windows Server 2003 Product Help (

To restore a GPO that has been backed up

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, in the forest and domain containing the GPO that you want to restore. right-click Group Policy Objects, and then choose Manage Backups.

  3. In the Manage Backups dialog box, in the Backup location box, type the path to the backup folder. You can also click Browse to locate the backup folder.

  4. In the Backed up GPOs box, select the GPO that you want to restore from the list of GPO backups shown, and then click Restore.

  5. When prompted to confirm the restore operation, click OK.


Basic recovery steps
Backing up Group Policy objects