Is it possible to set up Group Policy Management Console in Win 10?


  1. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Is it possible to set up Group Policy Management Console in Win 10?


    Just as the title says.

    I'm creating an organizational unit for a set of computers at work, controlled by Group Policy. Basically, I'm using a Windows 11 PC which is a dumb terminal to communicate with our server to make Group Policy modifications. The problem is that I don't have the necessary templates installed.

    My work computer is a Windows 10 PC. It's in a different location and I'm not able to RDP into it from the station I use to set policies. I basically would like to look at available group policies and options on my regular computer, first, since I can actually install templates on it. Local Group Policy (GPEDIT.msc) is not an exact listing of what's available through GPMC.

    Can it be installed on Window 10? If so, what steps can I take to actually get it to work?

    I actually was able to install it, but that's as far as I got, so it currently does nothing and is completely blank.
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  2. Posts : 4,776
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #2

    If the Windows 10 you are running is the Pro version and not Home version, it will have the Group Policy Editor installed on it.
    Go to Search and type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
    If running the Home version of Windows, you can try these methods for installing it Install Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) on Windows 10 Home
    To find out if you are running Home or Pro, go to Search and type winver and press Enter
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  3. Posts : 15,474
    Windows10
       #3

    JOSHSKORN said:
    Just as the title says.

    I'm creating an organizational unit for a set of computers at work, controlled by Group Policy. Basically, I'm using a Windows 11 PC which is a dumb terminal to communicate with our server to make Group Policy modifications. The problem is that I don't have the necessary templates installed.

    My work computer is a Windows 10 PC. It's in a different location and I'm not able to RDP into it from the station I use to set policies. I basically would like to look at available group policies and options on my regular computer, first, since I can actually install templates on it. Local Group Policy (GPEDIT.msc) is not an exact listing of what's available through GPMC.

    Can it be installed on Window 10? If so, what steps can I take to actually get it to work?

    I actually was able to install it, but that's as far as I got, so it currently does nothing and is completely blank.
    It seems to me yiur bigger issue is how to remote connect to pcs across internet. There are many ways to do this. You really should be setting up a VPN for a works system.
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  4. Posts : 9,778
    Mac OS Catalina
       #4

    Pro, Enterprise, Server have GPO. Using a Windows 11 workstation is not a "Dumb Terminal", it is SOP.
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  5. Posts : 16,892
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #5

    spunk said:
    If running the Home version of Windows, you can try these methods for installing it Install Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) on Windows 10 Home
    In all reported cases, installing GPEdit on Home has been limited to viewing not editing.
    Is this procedure any different?


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    Denis
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  6. Posts : 4,776
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #6

    I basically would like to look at available group policies and options on my regular computer
    @Try3, OP says they just want to look at Group Policy Editor on their computer to see the various templates.

    If these work computers on your network are part of a Domain, you can create the policies in Active Directory and not Group Policy Editor.
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  7. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    spunk said:
    @Try3, OP says they just want to look at Group Policy Editor on their computer to see the various templates.

    If these work computers on your network are part of a Domain, you can create the policies in Active Directory and not Group Policy Editor.
    That is correct, I want to look at Group Policy Management Console on my Windows 10 workstation, not Local Group Policy Editor. I'm not looking at actually seeing results, just looking into which Group Policies actually carry over to GPMC vs GPEDIT (or Local Group Policy). I've taken a lot of group policies mentioned in tutorials in this form and elevenforum, granted each tutorial does explicitly state Local Group Policy Editor, not Group Policy Management Console. Not all policies are accessible in both. Plus, it's good practice for me to lookup where to put special items, like installation files, start up scripts and so forth.

    Unfortunately, doing a Hyper-V of Windows Server 2019 is out of the question, much less adding a Hyper-V Client (such as Windows 10 or 11). My workstation at work only has 8 GB of RAM., and I need 4 GB for each Hyper-V. I've tried using the C:\ drive for additional RAM but that doesn't seem to work very well.
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  8. Posts : 755
    Windows 7
       #8

    GPMC can be installed on Pro or Enterprise platforms, as part of the optional RSAT: Group Policy Management feature on demand. I presume this workstation is part of the domain, so you can browse policies.

    Group Policy Management in Active Directory | Windows OS Hub
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