If changes are made to a controlled Group Policy object (GPO) outside of Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), you can import a copy of the GPO from the production environment and save it to the archive to bring the archive and the production environment to a consistent state. (To import an uncontrolled GPO, control the GPO. See Request Control of a Previously Uncontrolled GPO.)

A user account with the Editor, Approver, or AGPM Administrator (Full Control) role or necessary permissions in Advanced Group Policy Management is required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To import a GPO from the production environment
  1. In the Group Policy Management Console tree, click Change Control in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs.

  2. On the Contents tab, click the Controlled tab to display the controlled GPOs.

  3. Right-click the GPO, and then click Import from Production.

  4. Type a comment for the audit trail of the GPO, then click OK.

Additional considerations

  • By default, you must be an Editor, Approver, or AGPM Administrator (Full Control) to perform this procedure. Specifically, you must have List Contents and either Edit Settings, Deploy GPO, or Delete GPO permissions for the GPO.

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