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ACCOUNT POLICIES tab missing from group policy mgmt editor in windows 2008 R2 DC

Posted on 2014-10-20
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Weird problem.  Trying to change password policies for domain users-computers (complexity, days before expiration, etc.) and the ACCOUNT POLICIES is missing where it should be.   Doing the normal GPMC....default domain policy...edit and trying to navigate to Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies > Password Policy

When I get to SECURITY SETTINGS, things change (everything looked as it should up till then....looked at another domain controller on a separate domain to compare).  ACCOUNT POLICIES, LOCAL POLICIES, EVENT LOG are all missing.   The rest of the headings under SECURITY SETTINGS are there starting with WIRED NETWORK POLICIES, etc.   I can't figure out how to get GPMC to see ACCOUNT POLICIES which I need to get to PASSWORD POLICIES.  Before calling Microsoft, thought I'd check here.    All updates installed, nothing else weird.  Single domain controller in a single domain.
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Just to be clear here,

Are you sure you don't have any other GPO's managing this setting?

Are you run GPMC from the domain controller?

can you try install RSAT your machine and see if that brings it back?

Have you tried under another domain admin account?
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I'll try these and post again.  Thanks Roshan
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