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.

Local Computer Policy - Local Security Setting Screenshot

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:

Security Settings Preview in Local Group Policy

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

PolicyPak Security Setting in Group Policy Management

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

PolicyPak Security Settings Preview

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