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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB959438

On computers that are running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1, RSAT GPMC has long delays in domain environments that have many GPOs

In the Active Directory domain network environment, you deploy many Group Policy objects (GPOs). When a user uses the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) on a Windows Vista SP1-based client computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer to select a GPO in the domain, a long delay occurs.


  • This delay does not occur on the GPMC tool on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP.
  • In Windows Vista, the GPMC tool is a component of the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) package.
There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB959438.

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