How to enable Group policy editor in Windows PC

Group Policy Editor is the most useful and powerful feature in Windows which allows the users to manage their administrative policy settings with easy to use interface. Windows Group policy editor is very easy to use and it doesn’t include any messing with windows registry. Windows registry can be only enabled in the Enterprise, Pro and Ultimate versions of Windows Operating System.

How to enable Group policy editor in Windows PC

  • You need to download a small file, to enable group policy editor in Windows. This file changes the required system settings on your PC.
  • After downloading unzip the file and execute the file and restart your Windows PC.
    If your PC is running on 64-bit Windows, you need to go through this additional step,
  • Once you have run the downloaded application, go to the directory C:WindowsSysWOW64 and move the folders,  GroupPolicyUsersGroupPolicy and gpedit.msc to C:WindowsSystem32 directory.

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That’s it, Group Policy Editor has been enabled on your Windows PC. From now you can access group policy editor by typing gpedit.msc in RUN dialog box. To launch Run box, press WIN+R keys.

If you face some Microsoft Management Console snap-in errors, run the application again and just before clicking on the Finish button go to C:WindowsTemp directory and double click on gpedit folder and it will open. Right click on either x64.bat or x86.bat depending on your computer architecture, whether 32-bit or 64-bit and select edit option.
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This will open .bat file in Notepad and find and replace all instances of %username%:f with “%username%:f”. After changing save the file and close the file. After saving run .bat file by clicking on Run as administrator option. Click on Finish to complete the installation procedure and from now, you can use Group Policy Editor on Windows.

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