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Create a new Group Policy object

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To create a new Group Policy object

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To create a Group Policy object that is linked to a domain or to an organizational unit, open Active Directory Users and Computers.

    • To create a Group Policy object that is linked to a site, open Active Directory Sites and Services.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the site, domain, or organizational unit to which you want the newly created Group Policy object to be linked.

    The Group Policy object will be stored in the current domain, that is, the domain that contains the domain controller that is being used by Active Directory Users and Computers or Active Directory Sites and Services.

  3. Click Properties, and then click the Group Policy tab.

  4. Click New, type a name for the Group Policy object, and then click Close.

Notes

  • To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • To open Active Directory Sites and Services, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Sites and Services.

  • The newly created Group Policy object is linked by default to the site, domain, or organizational unit that you select when you create the Group Policy object,and its settings apply to that site, domain, or organizational unit. If you want to unlink the Group Policy object from that site, domain, or organizational unit, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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