Below are the steps for creating a GPO which will import a configuration XML file stored in a GPO via a GPP created Task Scheduler object.

  • Prior to creation of GPO ensure you have a configuration XML file exported from EMET
  • Create new GPO make note of the GPO GUID
  • Copy the configuration XML file into the \\domain.com\sysvol\policies\GPOGUID\ folder
  • Edit the GPO and create a new task scheduler item for Windows Vista or Windows 7+ (need for triggers as well as multiple action items)
    • On the General Tab
      • Give GPO a name
      • Run as NT Authority\System (you could probably do this with Network Service instead haven't tested)
      • Run with highest privileges checked
    • On the Triggers Tab new Trigger with following settings
      • Begin Task On an event
      • Application Event log, Source SceCli, Event ID 1704  (Event that usually occurs on GPO Processing .. not always reliable)
      • Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational, Source GroupPolicy, Event ID's 4004, 4006 (4006 on Win7, 4004 on Win8 more reliable than app event log) see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749336(v=ws.10).aspx
      • The only advanced settings that should be checked are Enabled and Activate which will have a date of when you are creating/editing
    • On the Actions Tab create the following actions
      • Start a program, Program/script: EMETINSTALLEDDIRECTORY\emet_conf.exe, Arguments --delete_all  (this action deletes any existing local config)
      • Start a program, Program/script: EMETINSTALLEDDIRECTORY\emet_conf.exe, Arguments --import file://domain.com/sysvol/policies/GPOGUID/config.xml
    • On the Common Tab
      • Check the box for Remove this item when it is no longer applied.