Use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to view and manage Group Policy in your Active Directory
If you've done any work at all with Group Policy and Active Directory, you're probably already familiar with the "usual" Group Policy interface, which is "in the box." But there's more. In this sample chapter from Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror for Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, 3rd Edition , first build a conceptual understanding of what Group Policy is and how it's created, applied and modified. Next, explore some practical examples to master these basics. Then discover the new (and free) tool in town: the GPMC, or Group Policy Management Console. Learn how to use this tool as an updated, refreshing way to view and manage Group Policy. The new GPMC interface provides a one-stop shop for managing nearly all aspects of Group Policy in your Active Directory.
Title: Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror for Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, 3rd Edition
Published: October 2005
Authors: Jeremy Moskowitz
Chapter: Chapter 1: Group Policy Essentials
Published by Sybex