To restore a deleted or previous version of an existing Group Policy object
  1. In the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) console tree, in the forest and domain containing the Group Policy object (GPO) that you want to restore, locate Group Policy Objects.

  2. Right-click Group Policy Objects and then click Manage Backups.

  3. In the Manage Backups dialog box, in the Backup location box, type the path for the backup folder. You can also use Browse to locate the backup folder.

  4. In the Backed up GPOs box, select the GPO that you want to restore from the list of GPO backups shown, and then click Restore.

  5. When prompted to confirm the restore operation, click OK.

  6. After the operation completes, click OK and then click Close.

Additional considerations

  • You must have privileges to create GPOs in the domain and Read permissions on the file system location of the backed-up GPO to restore a GPO that has been deleted.

  • You can also restore an existing or deleted GPO using the Manage Backups function by right-clicking Domains.

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