When performing XPSExport -xb, is host-specific information written to the export, and if so, can the exported file be imported to a different policy server?
Potentially host-specific information is included when performing XPSExport -xb. This export option will include data/settings from the Policy Server Management Console, and upon import, those data/settings will be updated on the target policy server. For those familiar with exports done using the older smobjexport command, the configuration data that used to be exported into a separate .cfg file has been moved into the output xml file when XPSExport -xb is used.
This can cause problems if you're attempting to export all policy data from one policy server to another when the source and destination policy servers have different Management Console settings. Since all of the configuration data is stored within a <ConfigurationData> section of the xml output file, you can remove this section of the file to import all policy data into another policy server without importing any of the configuration data.