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    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10

    How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Security System
    16 Apr 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10


    The Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the the Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings of Local Group Policy objects can be managed.

    Computer Configuration
    Administrators can use Computer Configuration to set policies that are applied to computer, regardless of who logs on to the computers. Computer Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.

    User Configuration
    Administrators can use User Configuration to set policies that apply to users, regardless of which computer they log on to. User Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.

    By default, policies set in the Local Group Policy Editor are applied to all users unless you apply user policy settings for administrators, specific user, or all users except administrators.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    Local Group Policy Settings Reference:

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to use the Local Group Policy Editor.



    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Local Group Policy Editor
    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10-local_group_policy_editor.png






    OPTION ONE

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Run


    1 Open Run Win + R.

    2 Type gpedit.msc into Run, and click/tap on OK.

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10-run.png






    OPTION TWO

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Search


    1 Open Search (Win+S).

    2 Type gpedit.msc or group policy into the search box, and press Enter to open the "Best match" gpedit.msc or Edit group policy.

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10-search-1.png Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10-search-2.png






    OPTION THREE

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Command Prompt


    1 Open a command prompt.

    2 Type gpedit.msc into the command prompt, and press Enter.

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10-command_prompt.png






    OPTION FOUR

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in PowerShell


    1 Open PowerShell.

    2 Type gpedit.msc into PowerShell, and press Enter.

    Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10-powershell.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 359
    Windows 10
       #1

    When I enter gpedit.msc I get the MMC instead of group policy, how do I go directly to group policy?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,940
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
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       #2

    Hey mate, :)

    That looks to be from some 3rd party program instead.
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  3. Posts : 359
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hey mate, :)

    That looks to be from some 3rd party program instead.
    Nope, I just upgraded from Home to Pro through Settings by changing the product key and this is what I got from Microsoft.

    EDIT: Just found something interesting. The MMC only shows up if I run gpedit in System32. If I run it from SysWOW64, it goes to group policy.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,940
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I noticed the path in your screenshot shows the file on the "E" drive instead of "C" where Windows is normally installed at.

    When you had W10 Home, do you remember ever installing anything to enable the Local Group Policy Editor for that edition?

    It sounds like the gpedit.msc file be corrupted or been modified if the above is true. You might see if running a SFC /SCANNOW command may repair the file in the System32 folder.
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  5. Posts : 359
    Windows 10
       #5

    sfc /scannow returned the following from E:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ which could not be "reprojected"; nothing from System32:

    gpedit.dll
    fdeploy.dll
    fde.dll
    gptext.dll

    Primitive installers committed for repair

    What is the difference in running gpedit.msc from SysWOW64 and System32 other than the path is defined to the System32 folder?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,940
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Anything running from SysWOW64 would be a 32-bit process, while anything running from System32 would be a 64-bit process. Otherwise, there would be no difference.

    See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Oct 2019 at 08:32.
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  7. Posts : 359
    Windows 10
       #7

    What I don't understand is that I copied gpedit.msc from SysWOW64 to System32 and it still pull up the app shown in #1; how is that possible?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,940
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I don't recognize the app in your screenshot for this.

    When you had W10 Home, do you remember ever installing anything to enable the Local Group Policy Editor for that edition?
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 359
    Windows 10
       #9

    I added group policy from a 3rd party to Windows 10 Home, but I just uninstalled it from control panel. Would a refresh correct it or would that just be a guess?
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