Restore-GPO

Restore one or all GPOs in a domain from a GPO backup.

Syntax
      Restore-GPO -All -Path string  [-Domain string]
         [-Server string] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters]

      Restore-GPO -BackupId Guid -Path string [-Domain string]
         [-Server string] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters]

      Restore-GPO -Guid Guid -Path string  [-Domain string]
         [-Server string] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters]

      Restore-GPO [-Name] Name -Path string [-Domain string]
         [-Server string] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf][CommonParameters]

Key
   -All  Restore all GPOs in the domain that have backups in the backup directory.
         Each GPO is restored from its most recent backup in the directory.

   -BackupId Guid
         The backup ID of a GPO backup.
         The backup ID is a globally unique identifier (GUID) that uniquely identifies the backup. 

   -Domain string
         The domain in which you want to restore the GPO, requires a trust relationship if
         not the current domain.

   -Guid Guid
         Specifies the GPO to restore by its globally unique identifier (GUID).

   -Name Name
         Specifies the GPO to restore by its display name. The GPO is restored from its most
         recent backup in the backup directory. To specify an older backup, use -BackupId.

   -Path string
         The path to the backup directory; for example, "C:\Backups" or "\\Server64\Backups".

   -Server string
         The name of the domain controller that should complete the operation.
         Specify either a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the host name.
         For example: 
         FQDN:      DomainController1.europe.ss64.com
         Host Name: DomainController1

   -Confirm
       Prompt for confirmation before executing the command.

   -WhatIf
       Describe what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

   CommonParameters:
       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable,
       -OutBuffer -OutVariable.

The current/default domain is that of the user that is running the session or, for startup and shutdown scripts, the computer.

Examples

Restore the GPO named SS64 from the \\Server64\Backups directory. The most recent backup is restored:

PS C:\> Restore-GPO -Name "SS64" -Path \\Server64\Backups

Restore the GPO with the given GUID from the \\Server64\Backups directory. The most recent backup is restored:

PS C:\> Restore-GPO -GUID fa4a6473-6a2a-4b87-ab78-164e68d94bce -Path \\Server64\Backups

Restore all of the GPOs in the ss64.com domain previously backed up to \\Server64\Backups. Each GPO is restored using its most recent backup.

PS C:\> Restore-GPO -All -Domain ss64.com -Path \\Server64\Backups

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Related PowerShell Commands:

Backup-GPO - Backup group policy objects (GPOs)
Import-GPO - Import Group Policy settings into a specified GPO from a GPO backup.


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