The new Multiple local GPO (MLGPO) feature in LocalGPO lets you edit a collection of local GPOs that you can manage in computers that are not joined to a domain. You can use the /MLGPO switch to apply user settings from a GPO backup or a GPOPack to a specified MLGPO on a computer running Windows.

To use this feature, you can only specify the local groups Administrators or Users. But you can specify Non-Administrators in place of Users, as well as any local account name.

Note   The MLGPO feature is available to use on computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008.

To edit a collection of local GPOs using the MLGPO feature

  1. Log on to the computer as an administrator.
  2. On the computer, click Start, click All Programs, and then open the LocalGPO folder.
  3. 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.
  4. At the command prompt, type cscript LocalGPO.wsf /Path:"c:\GPO Backups\GPO Backup 1" /MLGPO:<name of local user or local group> then cscript GPOPack.wsf /MLGPO:<name of local user or local group>, and then press Enter.
    Note   A message displays if a group other than Users or Administrators is specified, or an account that does not exist.

The following are valid examples that you can use with the MLGPO feature: