How to open the Local group policy editor in windows 7, Vista, XP or any other Windows, the simple way


31.01.2010

Group Policy is a feature of the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems. Group Policy is a set of rules which control the working environment of user accounts and computer accounts. Group Policy provides the centralized management and configuration of operating systems, applications and users’ settings in an Active Directory environment. In other words, Group Policy in part controls what users can and can’t do on a computer system.

Used frequently in companies’ computers, schools and for parental controlling, the Group Policy may prevent inexperienced users from harming moves upon a computer.

Windows Tips and Tricks

The simplest method to open the Local Group Policy Editor is by using the command prompt.

Method 1: Open Local Group Policy Editor using the Command Prompt for Windows 7,Vista

  • Click on the start button

  • Type gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

  • Press yes if User Account Control (UAC) dialog prompts.

Method 2: Open Local Group Policy Editor using the Command Prompt for Windows XP, etc.

  • Click on the start button

  • Press Run

  • Type gpedit.msc then press ENTER.

  • Press yes if User Account Control (UAC) dialog prompts

Result:

Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7

Please note that the following versions of Windows do not support Local Group Policy Editor : Windows 7 or Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium.

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