Use this page to restore links to the Group Policy object to the state they had at the time of the backup. As a result, the object is used by the same sites, domains, and organizational units that used it at the time when the backup was created.
Action. Allows you to specify the link restore options. You can replace the existing links in your domain with those from the backup or leave the existing links intact. In addition, you can merge the backed up links with those that currently exist in the domain.
Group Policy object links at the time the backup was created. Provides a list of sites, domains, and organizational units that used the selected Group Policy object at the backup time.
If you have selected several GPOs on the Group Policy Object Selection page, this list is not displayed. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:
Link. Displays the full distinguished name of directory objects to which the Group Policy object was linked at the backup time.
State in AD. Indicates the current state of the link in Active Directory (shown as Present or Deleted)
No Override. Indicates whether the link was set to No Override (shown as Yes or No), so that Group Policy objects linked at a lower level of Active Directory could not override that policy
Disabled. Indicates whether that link was set to Disabled (shown as Yes or No), which prevented the Group Policy object from applying to the site, domain, or organizational unit
From the Action list, select one of the following:
Restore the backed up snapshot of links. The wizard replaces the existing links to the Group Policy object with the links taken from the backup (those listed under Group Policy object links at the time the backup was created).
Merge the backed up links with the existing links. The wizard restores the listed links, remaining the existing links intact.
Make no changes to links. The wizard does not restore links, nor does it make changes to the existing links.
When finished, click Next. Note that clicking Next does not actually start the restore process, only allowing you to review your restore options.
This page enables you to review settings you have specified in the previous steps of the wizard. To start the operation, click Next. To review or change your settings, click Back.
This is the final page of the wizard. Click Back to select and restore additional Group Policy objects or click Finish to close the Group Policy Restore Wizard. After you select a backup on the Backup Selection page, the wizard prepares temporary data, unpacking the backup. This is a lengthy operation. The prepared data is erased when you close the wizard, unless you have selected the Keep extracted data after completing the wizard check box on the Backup Data Preparation page.
The Repair Wizard helps you restore the Active Directory components on a domain controller, including the Active Directory database and SYSVOL. With this wizard you can select a Active Directory backup, select Active Directory objects for authoritative restore, and perform a primary restore of SYSVOL.
The wizard has the following pages: