The ability to manage Group Policy on a domain via the Group Policy Management Console is not available on Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 8 by default. You will need to install Remote Server Administration Tools first, then activate it. Here’s how it’s done.
Note: You can install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 only on the full release of Windows Professional or Windows Enterprise. Otherwise you will receive a “This update does not qualify for your computer.” message when you try to install it.
Windows 10 Version 1809 and Higher
- Right-click the Start button and choose “Settings” > “Apps” > “Manage optional features” > “Add feature“.
- Select “RSAT: Group Policy Management Tools“.
- Select “Install“, then wait while Windows installs the feature. It should eventually appear as an option under “Start” > “Windows Administrative Tools“.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 Version 1803 or Lower
- Download and install one of the following depending on your version of Windows:
- Right-click the Start button and choose “Control Panel“. (Note: In some configurations, you may be able to skip to step 8.)
- Select “Programs“.
- From the “Programs and Features” section, select “Turn Windows features on or off“.
- Scroll down and expand the “Remote Server Administration Tools” section.
- Expand “Feature Administration Tools“.
- Ensure that “Group Policy Management Tools” is checked, then select “OK“.
- You should now have an option for “Administrative Tools” on the Start menu. From there, select any of the Group Policy tools you need.