Group Policy Backup and Restore with Netwrix Auditor

Automated backup and recovery of Group Policy objects and settings

Requirements to install Group Policy Backup and Restore with Netwrix Auditor


  • Minimum: Intel or AMD 32 bit, 2GHz
  • Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 2x 64 bit, 3GHz
  • Minimum: 2GB RAM
  • Recommended: 8GB RAM
  • Minimum: 50MB physical disk space for product installation. More space is required for the repository and SQL database, depending on the number of AD objects and changes per day
  • Recommended: two physical drives with 50GB of free space total


Operating System:
  • Windows XP SP3 or above
  • Active Directory (all domain and forest functional levels)
  • Windows 2000 Server or later domain controllers
Supported SharePoint versions:
  • SharePoint 2007 (support for SharePoint 2010 is coming soon)
Supported Microsoft SQL Server versions (required for report generating and running AuditIntelligence search):Note: Microsoft SQL Server is not included in the product installation package and must be installed manually or through the Reports Configuration wizard that goes with the product. It is recommended to consider the maximum database size in different SQL Server versions and make your choice based on the size of the monitored environment.

Other required components:
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • ASP.Net
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or later
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 or later (IIS 7.0 or later requires IIS 6 Management Compatibility - all components)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) installed as either a Windows Server 2008 feature, or as separate GPMC download for Windows XP/2003, or as a part of Remote Server Administrative Tools for Windows Vista/7

Target Environment

  • Active Directory (domain and forest functional levels)
  • Domain controller OS versions:
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    • Windows Server 2012
  • Exchange Servers:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Deployment Options

Netwrix Auditor can be installed on any computer that belongs to the monitored Active Directory domain, but it is not recommended to install it on a domain controller.

If you want to monitor several domains, you must establish a trust relationship between these domains and the domain where the product is installed.