Posted by: Ian | September 26, 2008

Vista SP1 Group Policy Management Console

So after rebuilding both my work laptop and work desktop I realised a few bits and pieces were missing.  Mainly Group Policy Management Console, bugger!

Although I don’t use it that much it’s still required every once in a while to test and fix GPO issues.  So after reading some articles about how SP1 for Vista uninstalls GPMC I went on the hunt for the download.

OMG what a mission.  Turns out it’s now included in the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT for short).  So off I went and downloaded that.  Installed it.  Still not GPMC, wtf.

After some more googling around there is suprising little info on the GPMC and how to get it.  Eventually I figured it out myself.

Install the RSAT pack first – Links:

Vista x86 Downloadhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960

Vista x64 Downloadhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D647A60B-63FD-4AC5-9243-BD3C497D2BC5

Then once installed go to Programs and Features.  Then in the left pane hit Turn Windows Features on or off.  In there you will see a Remote Server Administration Tools section.  Then simply check the features you want installed.

Hope this helps someone.


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