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Open Group Policy from Active Directory Users and Computers

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To open Group Policy Object Editor from Active Directory Users and Computers

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the domain or organizational unit for which you want to set Group Policy.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers/domain/organizational unit/child organizational unit

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

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To edit an existing Group Policy object, click the Group Policy object in the list, and then click Edit.

    • To create a new Group Policy object, click New, type a name for the new Group Policy object, and then click Edit.


  • 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.

  • You can open Group Policy Object Editor in several ways, depending on the action that you want to perform and the object to which you want to apply Group Policy.

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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