Open Group Policy as an MMC snap-in

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 as an MMC snap-in

  1. Open Microsoft Management Console.

  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. On the Standalone tab, click Add.

  4. In the Available Standalone Snap-ins list, click Group Policy Object Editor, and then click Add.

  5. In the Select Group Policy Object dialog box, click Local Computer to edit the local Group Policy object, or click Browse to find the Group Policy object that you want to edit.

  6. Click Finish, click Close, and then click OK. Group Policy Object Editor opens the Group Policy object for you to edit.


  • To open Microsoft Management Console, click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.

  • If you want to save a Group Policy Object Editor console and choose which Group Policy object opens in it from the command line, select the Allow focus of the Group Policy Snap-in to be changed when launching from the command line check box in the Select Group Policy Object dialog box.

  • 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.

See Also


Ways to open Group Policy Object Editor