JSI Tip 7612. You receive an 'Access Denied' after you use the GPMC to restore GPOs from a CD-R backup?

When you use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to restore Group Policy Objects (GPOs) from a CD-R backup, you receive an Access Denied.

The problem occurs because files on the CD-R have the read-only attribute, which is retained after the restore.

To workaround the behavior:

1. Open a CMD.EXE prompt.

2. Create a temportary folder:

        cd\
        md TEMP_GPO
        cd TEMP_GPO

3. Copy the files that you wish to restore from the CD-R to the TEMP_GPO folder.

4. Remove the read-only attributes:

        attrib -r /d /s

5. In the GPMC, restore the GPOs from the \TEMP_GPO folder.



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