You also can use a new feature in LocalGPO to export a local Group Policy setting as a GPOPack. A GPOPack allows you to apply the same setting to any computer without having to install LocalGPO first.
To create a local GPOPack
- Log on to the computer as an administrator.
- On the computer, click Start, click All Programs, and then click the LocalGPO folder to open it.
- In the LocalGPO folder, right-click LocalGPO, and then
choose Run as administrator to open the tool command prompt
with full administrative privileges.
Note If prompted for logon credentials, type your user name and password, and then press Enter.
- At the command prompt, type cscript LocalGPO.wsf /Path: "c:\GPOBackups" /Export /GPOPack and then press Enter.
Note If you use the /GPOPack switch with a name (for example, /GPOPack:GPOBackupName) then you cannot import the result into the GPMC. However, specifying a name does make it easier to type a command line because you do not need to type the GUID in the path.
Using LocalGPO to create GPOPack provides you with three files to apply the GPOPack to any other computer without having to installing the LocalGPO tool.
For more information about how to use LocalGPO to apply local Group Policy settings, and how to import and apply a GPOPack, see the “SCM: LocalGPO Rocks!” blog at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/secguide/archive/2011/07/05/scm-v2-beta-localgpo-rocks.aspx.