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GPO move from local to central store

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  • Hi,

    I'm going over my new companies environment and discovered that they are not using the central store for Group Policy (opened Group Policy Management and Administrative templates has 'retrieved from the local computer' next to it). I know to crate the PolicyDefinitions foplder under FQDN\sysvol\FQDN\policies but was wondering what the benefits/drawbacks are of doing this (trying to figure out why they wouldn't have done this already). Also, if there are any gotchas to watch out for when moving over to a central store.

    Any pointers to articles which help to troubleshoot GPO settings not replicating/applying correctly would be great as well.

     - DC Servers are 2012 R2

     - Domain and Forest levels: 2008 R2

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:46 AM

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