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        2. Do one of the following:
          • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
          • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
        3. To install the GPMC, run the gpmc.msi package. After you accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), all necessary files are installed to the “%Program Files%\GPMC” folder.
        4. Prior to starting and using the GPMC, please be sure to read the release notes RelNotes.rtf, which is located in the %Program Files%\GPMC" folder.
        5. After installation of the GPMC, you can open the snap-in using either of the following methods:
          • You can open the pre-configured GPMC.msc file. To do this, click Start, click Run, type GPMC.msc and then choose OK. Alternatively, click the Group Policy Management shortcut in the Administrative Tools folder from the Control Panel.

          • You can create a custom MMC console that contains the GPMC snap-in. To do this:
            • Open MMC, by clicking Start, clicking Run, typing MMC, and then clicking OK.
            • From the File menu, choose Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.
            • In the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box, select Group Policy Management and click Add.
            • Click Close, and then OK.
        6. GPMC includes several sample scripts. These are installed in the %ProgramFiles%\GPMC\Scripts folder. You should use cscript.exe to execute all of the sample scripts. For more details on scripts, see the ScriptingReadMe.rtf file in the scripts folder. For instructions and usage information for each script, run each script with the “/?” parameter.

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