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I exported a policy from one site and tried to import it into another domain. It failed with an error due to the policy having one auth item in it that wsa not for the new domain. I removed that part of the policy, exported it again and then tried to import it and then I received a “Directory Not Empty” error and it failed the import.
This is apparently caused by DFSR replicated a temp directory for AD.
I found all sorts of solutions online that didn’t work or were overly complicated.
The solution is to create a new GP in the domain and then try the import again. Delete the old one you tried to import to and caused the failure. Importing a policy overwrites the original so deleting this shouldn’t be an issue.
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