Local Group Policy Editor - Open
How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Vista
This will show you how to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Vista.
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.
- 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
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
2. That's it,
If prompted by UAC
, click on Continue
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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