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Group Policy Management Console

Published: June 24, 2013

Updated: August 21, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2



Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a comprehensive administrative tool for Group Policy management. Administrators use GPMC to perform all Group Policy management tasks, with the exception of configuring individual policy settings in Group Policy Objects themselves, which is done with the Local Group Policy Object Editor. You can install GPMC through Server Manager on the server as follows.

  1. On the Start screen, click the Apps arrow. On the Apps screen, type Server Manager. Click Server Manager.

  2. In the main pane in Server Manager, click Add roles and features.

  3. Follow the Add Roles and Features Wizard until you get to the Features menu.

  4. Select Group Policy Management from the list of available features. Click Install and follow the steps in the wizard.

To start GPMC, do the following:

On the Start screen, click the Apps arrow. On the Apps screen, type gpmc.msc, and then click OK or press ENTER.

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