Why won’t my Windows security settings export using PolicyPak Security Settings Manager?

First, check to see if you’re creating your Windows security settings on your local machine.

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If you are working with your local group policy editor, and then you try to export your settings using PolicyPak Security Settings Manager, you’re going to get this error message:

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Instead, manage your Windows security settings using the GPMC within a domain-based GPO as seen here:

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Then use PolicyPak Security Settings Manager to export your settings as XML for use with the cloud or MDM service, as seen here.

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You’ll be managing your Windows Security Settings through the cloud or MDM service in no time!