secedit /generaterollback

Allows you to generate a rollback template for a specified configuration template. If an existing rollback template exists, running this command again will overwrite the existing information.

Successfully running this command logs the mismatches between the specified security template the security policy configuration into the scesrv.log file.


secedit /generaterollback /db <database file name> /cfg <configuration file name> /rbk <rollback template file name> [/log <log file name>] [/quiet]


Parameter Description
/db Required. Specifies the path and file name of the database containing the stored configuration against which the analysis is performed. If the file name specifies a database that hasn't had a security template (as represented by the configuration file) associated with it, the /cfg <configuration file name> option must also be specified.
/cfg Required. Specifies the path and file name for the security template that will be imported into the database for analysis. This option is only valid when used with the /db <database file name> parameter. If this parameter isn't also specified, the analysis is performed against any configuration already stored in the database.
/rbk Required. Specifies a security template into which the rollback information is written. Security templates are created using the Security Templates snap-in. Rollback files can be created with this command.
/log Specifies the path and file name of the log file to be used in the process. If you don't specify a file location, the default log file, <systemroot>\Documents and Settings\<UserAccount>\My Documents\Security\Logs\<databasename>.log is used.
/quiet Suppresses screen and log output. You can still view analysis results by using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).


To create the rollback configuration file, for the previously created SecTmplContoso.inf file, while saving the original settings, and then write out the action to the SecAnalysisContosoFY11 log file, type:

secedit /generaterollback /db C:\Security\FY11\SecDbContoso.sdb /cfg sectmplcontoso.inf /rbk sectmplcontosoRBK.inf /log C:\Security\FY11\SecAnalysisContosoFY11.log

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