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Originally, Group Policies were modified using the Group Policy Edit tool that was integrated with Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, but it was later split into a separate MMC snap-in called the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). This tool is available for any organization that has licensed the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (a.k.a. This advanced tool allows administrators to have a check in/out process for modification Group Policy Objects, track changes to Group Policy Objects, and implement approval workflows for changes to Group Policy Objects. The server is a Windows Service that stores its Group Policy Objects in an archive located on the same computer or a network share.
The GPMC is now a user component in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and is provided as a download as part of the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista and Windows 7. The client is a snap-in to the Group Policy Management Console, and connects to the AGPM server.
Microsoft bought Policy Maker and then integrated them with Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft has since released a migration tool that allows users to migrate Policy Maker items to Group Policy Preferences.
Some settings - such as those for automated software installation, drive mappings, startup scripts or logon scripts - only apply during startup or user logon.
Since Windows XP, users can manually initiate a refresh of the group policy by using the A policy setting inside a hierarchical structure is ordinarily passed from parent to children, and from children to grandchildren, and so forth. It can be blocked or enforced to control what policies are applied at each level.
If a higher level administrator (enterprise administrator) creates a policy that has inheritance blocked by a lower level administrator (domain administrator), this policy will still be processed.