Windows Server

T14 Migrate GPOs From One Domain or Forest to Another

August 12th, 2014

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Level: Intermediate Advanced

Ashley McGlone

Premier Field Engineer


Do you need to copy your GPOs into a lab environment for testing or migrate them to another environment due to an acquisition, merger, or divestiture? There are VBScripts provided with the GPMC, but that is so "last decade". What about WMI filters, OU links, and embedded credentials? Come see a demo using PowerShell to do this with speed and style. You'll walk away knowing the pitfalls, preparations, and scripts for a successful GPO migration.

You will learn:

  • How to identify the GPOs, links, and dependencies in your environment
  • How to convert specific accounts and paths to the target domain
  • Learn helpful cmdlets in the Group Policy PowerShell module
  • Hear real world stories of lessons learned to save you time