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If you use lgpo.exe to deploy a local group policy "pack" to your client machines, you've definitely run into the need to make changes later. You can certainly makes changes to your reference machine, take a new backup, and re-deploy the whole thing to your client machines but that means you are re-deploying every setting you have configured. This makes it a little more impactful to the client due to the number of changes you are re-configuring as well as the fact that older versions of Windows 10 are not compatible with lgpo backups made on newer versions. Here is a way to simply change one or two changes to your client machines without having to re-deploy the entire LGPO pack.
1. Ensure you have downloaded lgpo.exe from MS's website here
2. Copy to a folder. I'll use C:\Temp
3. Open cmd prompt as administrator and change directory to c:\Temp
4 Make any changes to local group policy via gpedit.msc
5. Take a backup by running this command:
lgpo.exe /b C:\Temp /n "Backup"
6. This exports the LGPO into a folder with a GUID. I would recommend re-naming to something easier. Example, "LGPO_Backup"
7. Now you are going to want to parse this backup into a text file.
LGPO.exe /parse /m C:\Temp\LGPO_Backup\DomainSysvol\GPO\Machine\registry.pol >> C:\Temp\lgpo.txt
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