Group Policy Objects are a powerful way to control what users can do on your network. Microsoft made it easier to work with GPOs by using the Group Policy Management Console. This Screen By Screen walks you through the process of how to set up and use the GPMC.
The GPMC isn't installed by default. You can download it from Microsoft's Web site. Download and double click gpmc.msi to install it.
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