TMH15 Migrate GPOs from One Domain/Forest to Another Using PowerShell


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Ashley McGlone

Premier Field Engineer


In this session, Ashley will demo how to migrate GPO's from one domain/forest to another using PowerShell and also explain the pitfalls, preparation and scripts needed for a successful GPO migration.

Do you need to copy your GPOs into a lab environment for testing or migrate them to another environment due to an acquisition, merger, or divestiture? There are VBScripts provided with the GPMC, but that is so "last decade". What about WMI filters, OU links, and embedded credentials? Come see a demo using PowerShell to do this with speed and style. You'll walk away knowing the pitfalls, preparations, and scripts for a successful GPO migration.

You will learn:
  • How to identify the GPOs, links, and dependencies in your environment
  • How to convert specific accounts and paths to the target domain
  • Helpful cmdlets in the Group Policy PowerShell module
  • Real world stories of lessons learned to save you time