Where do I find GPMC in Windows 2008

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When you install Windows 2008 and promote it to a Domain Controller, GPMC isn’t in your Administrative Tools.

In Windows 2008 everything is divided into Roles and Features. Roles are major “changes” to a server, for example Domain Controller, Terminal Server etc. Features is more or less “Add/Remove Windows components” which we have had in the past but of course with some more things.

One of these “more things” is the GPMC which you need to add manually using the Server Manager: Add Features.
Add features GPMC Windows 2008

After GPMC has been installed you can find it as normal in the Administrative Tools.
GPMC visible in Administrative Tools


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  1. Bruce Wayne Mexico Windows 7 Internet Explorer 9.0
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:49:35

    Thanks!