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Group Policy Tab Missing In ADUC for Windows 7

Posted by William Diaz on October 5, 2011


I recently needed to look into the Group Policy tab in Active Directory Users and Computer from my Win7 workstation but it wasn’t there. Normally, I switch to my XP workstation (cause I have been to lazy to explore this missing tab … until now). With Windows 7 and Server 2008, the GP tab can only be accessed from the Group Policy Management Console. You will need to install the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) to access this console on a Windows 7 PC. Afterwards, enable GPMC from the Control Panel > Turn Windows features on or off > Remote Server Administration Tools > Feature Administration Tools > Group Policy Management Tools.

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You can then open the Group Policy Management Console from an mmc or running gpmc.msc. Tip: add both ADUC and GPMC to the same MMC.

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One Response to “Group Policy Tab Missing In ADUC for Windows 7”

  1. […] create your normal MMC with all your goodies (ADUC, Exchange System Management, Group Policy Management) save it somewhere other than the desktop, create a shortcut and add /32 to the target path. […]

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