Edit a Group Policy object

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To edit a Group Policy object

  1. Open the Group Policy object that you want to edit.

  2. In the console tree, double-click the folders to view the policies in the details pane.

  3. In the details pane, double-click a policy to open the Properties dialog box, and then change the policy settings.


  • To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group.

  • To open Group Policy Object Editor, see Related Topics.

  • You must have Read and Write permissions for a Group Policy object to open it.

  • Because changes to a Group Policy object take place immediately, you might want to disable the Group Policy object while you are editing it. For information about disabling a Group Policy object, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Disable a Group Policy object link
Edit the local Group Policy object