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Failed to open gpmc.msc

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  • Hi,

    I have Windows 2003 server R2 64 bit in my PC. Some weeks ago my PC effected with virus, now when i use to open group policy from Start --> Run--> and type gpmc.msc to open Group policy Management console, it fails to open and the error message displays: "Windows cannot find 'gpmc.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click search".

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:06 AM

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  • Kay5ive,

    You can try to run mmc and add gpmc.msc as a snapin. Once GPMC is visible to you then you can save it somewhere on your desktop for further use.


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    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:35 AM
  • Reinstallation of gpmc should fix the issue. Also run sfc /scannow from cmd which might fix any broken dll files on the OS.

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    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:22 AM
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  • Hi,

    Could you open the 'gpedit.msc'? If not , please try the following method,

    Copy gpedit.msc from c:\windows\system32 to c:\windows\syswow64

    And this thread may help:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/b77ecf45-fd05-4bf3-8014-64654cbf796d

    If the issue is not resolved, please reinstall gpmc to test.

    Hope it helps!

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 2:43 AM
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  • yes, gpedit.msc is opening in my server.
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:34 AM
  • STOP FINALLY TO  ADDRESS TO OLD ANSWER  (2003 !!! NOW THAT WE ARE IN 2018),GENERATE  A LOT OF MISANDESTANDING ,THE THREAD DOES NOT RESOLVE AT ALL  ANYTHING, AS THERE ARE TOO MANY UPDATES 

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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:29 PM
  • Gpmc template file might corrupt. It can be deleted and it is located in user's appdata location: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\MMC.
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:03 PM