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If I wanted to backup everything related to all my GPO's - permissions, links for the domain (how they are linked to my OU's etc), and all the GPO's themselves, how would I go about doing that.

I see a lot of references to Powershell and using Backup All in Group Policy Management, but does that back up the links and permissions too?


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I think you have to create a System State Backup from one of your domain controllers as all these things are integrated in AD. You can do this with ntbackup (windows 2000/2003) or Windows Server Backup (windows 2008+).

If you want to be able to restore single elements though you'd most probably have to use 3rd party software which is able to granularly restore objects into AD.

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