Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vista does not support GPMC anymore

Microsoft decided somewhere that the Group Policy Management Console (GMPC) should be removed by the installation of Vista SP1. Why? I dunno, but I don't think it was a smart decision. With a few contrived steps, it can be reinstalled.

Download the

Windows Server 2008 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 from

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960&displaylang=en

Install it, and then follow the instructions below. It has to be enabled in the Control Panel !?!

http://sdmsoftware.com/blog/2008/06/i_installed_rsatwhere_is_gpmc.html

Not impressed.