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    Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Local Group Policy Editor - Open
    How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Vista
    Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Vista



    information   Information
    This will show you how to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Vista.
    Note   Note
    The Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings of Local Group Policy objects can be managed for your computer.
    • 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 the Local Group Policy Editor is applied to all users unless you use a specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor to apply User Configuration policies.
    warning   Warning

    • You will need to be an administrator to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
    • The Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterpise editions. You will not have the Local Group Policy Editor available in the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions.


    EXAMPLE: Local Group Policy Editor
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    Here's How:
    1. Open the Start menu, then type gpedit.msc in the search line and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: This file is located at C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc.
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    2. If prompted by UAC, click on Continue.

    3. You can now set and manage the Local Group Policies on your computer to how you want them.
    NOTE: For more details and information about how to use the Local Group Policy Editor, click on the blue ? toolbar icon. (See screenshot below)
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    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Hello, thank you much, but are you absolutely sure, Group Policy is not available in Home Premium? please reply with a link of evidence please, thanks,robert.

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Hello Wembawemba,

    I'm sorry, but I'm 100% sure that Group Policy is not available in Vista Home Premium.

    Shawn

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Hi I am new here

    Ahum. I am using windows vista 32-bit home edition, and this file does not existe in my computer!!!! i tried to open it manually, and nothing is inside the file called GROUP POLICY, its emty! So what can I do??

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Hello Aquapure, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Sorry, but the Local Group Policy Editor is not available in the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions.

    If you would like, you could post what you wanted to do in the appropriate forum area here, and we'll see if we may be able to find a way for you to do it in the registry instead.

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Is there a way to search within the Group Policy Editor? I don't want to bother navigating through all tree

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    What is it you're looking for?

    You can apply filters so that entries containing the required information only are displayed.

    For example, this shows the editor when it is first opened (I have arranged and sized the columns for the purpose of this illustration):

    -capture-png

    Suppose we want to quickly find and display all entries pertaining to scripts (and their derivatives). We click on Action and then Filter Options... As shown in the image below, we fill in script and check (tick) Enable Keyword Filters.

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    Finally, click OK and then click the Filter icon (it looks like an upside down funnel).

    -capture2-png

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Sorry I forgot to mention that I'm on Vista Enterprise 32.

    I don't see these two option: Filter and All Settings

    Guess I'm out of luck? Thanks.

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    Hello Arlanda,

    Unfortunately, the All Settings option is only available in Windows 7 and not in Vista. The Filtering option is available in Vista's group policy, but you would need to select a folder in the left pane first, then click on View (menu bar), and click on Filtering first.

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    However, if you know what you wanted to look for, we may already know where it is for you and let you know faster.

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    Re: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

    I've found it. Thanks!

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