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Block inheritance using GPMC

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To block inheritance

  1. Open Group Policy Management.

  2. In the console tree, double-click the forest containing the domain or organizational unit for which you want to block inheritance for Group Policy object (GPO) links, and then do one of the following:

    • To block inheritance of the GPO links of an entire domain, double-click Domains, and then right-click the domain.

    • To block inheritance for an organizational unit, double-click Domains, double-click the domain containing the organizational unit, and then right-click the organizational unit.

  3. Click Block Inheritance.


  • You must have Link GPOs permission for the domain or organizational unit to complete this procedure.

  • If a domain or organizational unit is set to block inheritance, it will appear with a blue exclamation mark in the console tree.

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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