cheers Darren, looks like its the painful way for me just as I suspected. ________________________________ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia Sent: 16 July 2008 14:50 To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: policy merging Ronnie- No, there is no way to extract only some settings from a GPO that way. We have a commercial product, called the Scripting Toolkit <http://www.sdmsoftware.com/group_policy_scripting> , that lets you read and write settings from GPOs that would get you there, but it may not be worth it for only one GPO. Ping me offline if you want to learn more. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hamilton, Ronnie Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:33 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] policy merging Hi, I have a user policy that has lots of configuration for office ADM settings. I am currently testing Vista. Is there any way I can extract only the office settings from the original user policy and add it to the Vista user policy, other that adding the template and manually configuring all the settings. thanks Ronnie Ronnie Hamilton CCNA Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland Naas Road Dublin Tel : 01 4011253 LTAI Visit our website : www.ltai.ie __________________________________________ Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland Limited. Registered in Ireland. Reg. No. 45999. Registered Office: Naas Road, Rathcoole, Co.Dublin. Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland Leasing Limited. Registered in Ireland. Reg. No. 140891. Registered Office: Naas Road, Rathcoole, Co.Dublin. __________________________________________ This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please advise by return email and delete all copies of the message.