You cannot import or paste some group policies across domains by using the “Group Policy Management” MMC snap-in
Consider the following scenario:
- You use the Group Policy Management MMC snap-in to define and configure some policies in a domain.
- You do either of the following:
- You export some group policies, and then you import them into the current domain or into a new one.
- You copy some group policies, and then you paste them into the current domain or into a new one.
In this scenario, the importing or the pasting action reports a “successful” result. However, some random group policies are missing after the importing or pasting action is finsihed.
For example, you define a wired network policy in a domain, and then you export it. You then import the policy into a new domain. After the importing process finishes, the defined wired network policy is missing in the new domain.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB969867.