Friday, October 7, 2016

Restore a Deleted GPO (when you have AD recycle bin turned on, system state backup but no GPO backups)

This is mostly to save some notes for myself.

I'm in the middle of migrating our Sharepoint Lists to a new server, and one step was cleaning up the old GPOs that assigned those lists to users in Outlook. I went ahead and deleted those before figuring out that using the old GPOs would be the best source for getting the old URLs to cleanup the old lists from Outlook...oops! Luckily, Powershell, AD Recycle Bin, and my System State backup came to the rescue.