Im trying to stream line my server installs so i dont have to enable the same GPO for different customers. I would be curious to know, especially since there is a new ADMX template release with each build of windows My guess would be yes but not sure. Templates are not settings.
Backup/Restore and Export Local Group Policy Settings to Another Computer
Group policies are a powerful and at the same time flexible tool to configure Windows settings and are indispensable means of bringing computers to a single configuration in the Active Directory domain. If there is no domain, single computer settings can be configured using a local group policy. A significant disadvantage of local policies is that they cannot be distributed centrally between computers in the workgroup.
Your Email Address. This is useful if you want to trash your VMs for instance and start afresh. Good to have all your GPOs backed up and handy so you can easily restore to the new domain.