Starter GPOs are essentially templates that you can use to create multiple GPOs with the same
set of baseline Administrative Templates settings. You create and edit starter GPOs just as you
would any other GPO. In the Group Policy Management Console, you right-click the Starter
GPOs folder and, from the shortcut menu, select New to create a blank starter GPO. You can
then open the starter GPO in the Group Policy Management Editor and configure any settings
you want to carry over to the new GPOs you create from it.

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NOTE: USING STARTER GPOS
When you view the Starter GPOs node in the Group Policy Management Console for the
first time, a message appears, prompting you to create the Starter GPOs folder by clicking
a button.

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Once you have created and edited your starter GPOs, you can create new GPOs from them
in multiple ways. You can right-click a starter GPO and select New GPO From Starter GPO
from the shortcut menu, or you can create a new GPO in the usual manner described earlier
and select the starter GPO you want to use in the Source Starter GPO drop-down list. You
can also use the New-GPO cmdlet in Windows PowerShell. This copies the settings from the
starter GPO to the new GPO, which you can continue to edit from there.

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