How to install GPMC on Windows Server 2008 R2

Command-line method:
  1. Open cmd.exe as Administrator
  2. Run this command: ServerManagerCmd.exe -install gpmc
GUI method:
  1. Open: Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager
  2. Select ‘Features’ on the left panel
  3. Menu: Action > Add Features
  4. Check the ‘Group Policy Management’ feature
  5. Follow through the wizard to complete installation

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  1. For others landing here:

    Command Line option is deprecated, use powershell.
    In Windows Server 2012
    Install-WindowsFeature –Name GPMC
    In Windows Server 2008 R2
    Add-WindowsFeature –Name GPMC