Restoring your default domain policy

Restoring your default domain policy

Every setting you configure in the default domain policy applies to every user and computer account in the domain, unless these settings are overwritten by other domain GPOs having higher precedence or by GPOs linked to OUs.

When unintended changes are made to the default domain policy, the changes should be restored immediately to prevent interruptions to all users.


  1. Open RecoveryManager Plus and log in as the administrator.
  2. Navigate to the Active Directory tab > Active DirectoryRestore.
  3. In the Domain drop-down box, select the domain in which you wish to restore the default domain policy.
  4. Click on the Granular radio button in the Select View field at the top.
  5. In the Object Type field, select the GPO from the drop-down box and hit Search.
  6. Search the name of the modified default domain policy in the Object Name field.
  7. You can switch between the two views, using the Restore View drop-down box. Clicking on the object to restore provides two views:
  1. Version View: The version view allows you to select a backup version from the available backup versions for each object. Once the required backup is selected, the values of the different attributes backed up in that cycle and the present value of those attributes are listed. Select the attributes that you wish to restore and click Restore.
  2. Attribute View: The attribute view allows you to select from the different attributes that each object has had its values modified. Once the required attribute is selected, the value of the attribute across all back up versions is listed. Select the version to which you wish to restore and click Restore.

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