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Windows Server Security Essentials

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Windows Server Security Essentials

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Getting Started with Windows Server Security
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Importing a policy into Active Directory

The final step in this process is to import these settings back to Active Directory. This can be achieved by using Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). The following steps can be used to import an SCM-based policy into Active Directory:

  1. Open Group Policy Manager Console.

  2. Expand Forest | Domain | Domain Name | Group Policy Objects.

  3. Right-click on the appropriate policy. Select the Import Settings option.

    The Import Settings option

  4. Click on Next in the Welcome window.

  5. It is always a best practice to back up the existing settings. Click on Backup to continue with the backup operation. Once you have completed the backup, click on Next in the Backup GPO window.

  6. In the Backup Location window, select the backup location folder. Click on Next.

  7. Confirm the GPO name in the Source GPO window. Click on Next.

  8. You will see the scanning settings in the Scanning Backup window. Click on Next to continue.

  9. Click on Finish in the Completing the Import Settings Wizard window...