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    Windows 2000 Default Group Policy Restore Tool

    Recreatedefpol.exe is a tool developed to restore the Default Domain policies in case of accidental deletion.
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        RecreateDefPol.exe is a tool developed for the restoration of the Default Domain and Default Domain Controllers policy files, in case of accidental deletion. This tool is for use exclusively on Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, and DataCenter Server. Do not use this tool on Windows Server 2003; use Dcgpofix.exe instead (included in Windows Server 2003).

        This tool is intended for use only in disaster recovery situations, where either the Default Domain Policy, the Default Domain Controllers Policy, or both have been damaged or deleted, and no other backup is available. This should be considered a tool of last resort.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

        Windows Server 2000 Server, Windows Server 2000 Advanced Server, Windows Server 2000 Datacenter Server
      • Run the RecreateDefPol.exe extraction utility, and choose a location to extract the tool files. Navigate to that location, launch the RecreateDefPol.exe utility, and follow the instructions.