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  • GPO Retrieve

    Hello Guru's

    Is their any way I can retrieve deleted Group Policy Object.

    Regards,

    Santosh

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    Re: GPO Retrieve

    I hope you made some backups???
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842252
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc785141.aspx
    http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1529835.php
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: GPO Retrieve

      Nope, I haven't taken any back up.

      Is their a way I can retrieve a single GPO I have deleted.

      Is their any way that the GPO has a recovering feature which we do have in retriving an Exchange Mail Box

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      • #4
        Re: GPO Retrieve

        The "recovering feature" is taking a backup. Is this a production server? If I didn't backup our company's systems I wouldn't have a job to go back to.

        Unless you have a backup, there is no way to recover a deleted GPO.

        Why don't you have backups?
        Gareth Howells

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        • #5
          Re: GPO Retrieve

          You can try using ADRestore, but as there's both an AD and a file system component to a GPO I don't know if you'll have any luck with it. You might also want to search the web for any other third party programs that might help.

          http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963906.aspx

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          • #6
            Re: GPO Retrieve

            Whether or not you can restore it, hopefully you have documentation that you can use to recreate it.

            And whether or not you have documentation, let this be the motivation for you to start taking backups. GPMC even comes bundled with scripts to backup the GPOs for you.
            Gareth Howells

            BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

            Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

            Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

            "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

            "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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            • #7
              Re: GPO Retrieve

              ADrestore is worth to try, although I doubt if it will work.

              Not creating backups is one the biggest and maybe one of the stupids mistakes you can make.
              Over here even a newly (fresh from school) will learn quite quickly how important backups are.
              So, Just recreate the GPO. If you don't know the settings than good luck.
              Marcel
              Technical Consultant
              Netherlands
              http://www.phetios.com
              http://blog.nessus.nl

              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
              "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

              "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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              • #8
                Re: GPO Retrieve

                Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                ADrestore is worth to try, although I doubt if it will work.

                Not creating backups is one the biggest and maybe one of the stupids mistakes you can make.
                Over here even a newly (fresh from school) will learn quite quickly how important backups are.
                So, Just recreate the GPO. If you don't know the settings than good luck.
                Take backups and document your system thoroughly.
                Gareth Howells

                BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

                Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

                Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                • #9
                  Re: GPO Retrieve

                  Of course
                  But first backups then documentation. If you're still documenting and the thing is crashing then your document is incomplete and practically useless
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Re: GPO Retrieve

                    Well that too.

                    Santosh, ntbackup will do fine for backing up your server. Run ntbackup /? to see the syntax for scripting.
                    Gareth Howells

                    BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

                    Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

                    Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                    "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                    "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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