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I have two Windows 7 Professional desktops. One has a set of local (no Domain Controller) group policy objects imposing restrictions on what programs can be run from that system. I need to copy all those GPOs to another local Windows 7 Pro machine. Is there any way to automate it?

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I am sure there is a way to export/import the group policies. What has your research shown? –  Ramhound Jan 24 '13 at 1:04
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"Thank you" for your "very constructive" response... For those who're interested, here's how to do it: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itproxpsp/thread/… –  ahmd1 Jan 25 '13 at 1:49
    
I will choose to ignore your insulting tone. Asking a question you have researched before hand is always a good thing. The fact you were able to find information so easily proves you didn't do this before asking this question. –  Ramhound Jan 25 '13 at 12:08
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@Ramhound: It took me several days to find it. –  ahmd1 Jan 25 '13 at 19:54
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@Ramhound: I was looking for the answer before I posted it here. –  ahmd1 Jan 25 '13 at 21:13

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I am going to copy the answer from the source in case it gets deleted or closed:

1.) Open %systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy\ Within this folder, there are two folders - “machine” and “user”. Copy these to folders to the “%systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy - folder on the target machine. Restart the machine or run GPUPDATE /force

Note :- %systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy is a hidden folder. You need to set an option to view hidden folder in explorer.

2) Use Security Configuration Tool Refer following link.. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742512.aspx

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