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Checklist: Using the Group Policy Management Console

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Checklist: Using the Group Policy Management Console

This section shows recommended steps to start using Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).


Step Reference

Check system requirements for GPMC

You need Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (SP1) to install GPMC. Some features require a Windows Server 2003 domain controller. For details, see Deployment considerations for Group Policy.

Install GPMC

Follow the GPMC installation instructions from the Microsoft Web site or installation media where you obtained the installer package (GPMC.msi). Run GPMC.msi, read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), and finish the installation.

Check for last-minute issues

Consult the release notes that were installed with GPMC, in the %systemroot%\Program Files\GPMC folder.

Start GPMC

Open GPMC. For step-by-step instructions, see Start Group Policy Management Console.

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