Migrate Group Policy Between Active Directory Domains & Forests Using PowerShell

Have you ever wanted to copy all of your production Group Policy Objects (GPOs) into a lab for testing? Do you have to copy GPOs between domains or forests? Do you need to migrate them to another environment due to an acquisition, merger, or divestiture? Read on.

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Verified on the following platforms
Windows 10 No
Windows Server 2012 Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 No
Windows Server 2008 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 No
Windows Server 2003 No
Windows Server 2016 No
Windows 8 Yes
Windows 7 Yes
Windows Vista No
Windows XP No
Windows 2000 No
This script is tested on these platforms by the author. It is likely to work on other platforms as well. If you try it and find that it works on another platform, please add a note to the script discussion to let others know.