Applying Domain based policies in Windows Environment

Good Day Everyone,

We are deploying syslog-ng agents to windows hosts in our environment and trying to figure out a way to apply agent settings for all our domain joined hosts through windows group policy. My understanding so far is that we need to install the syslog agent on the Domain Controller and then use mmc snap-in to configure the client policies. However, we would like to avoid any installations on DC if possible. Is there a way to configure Group policies without any installations on the Domain Controller? Perhaps through Registry Settings? I tried looking through documentation, but could not find a clear answer.  We are new to this product suite, so appreciate any help regarding this. Thanks.

Regards, Manbir