10 replies on 11 ways to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows

  1. Olive says:

    I’m trying to turn my windows defender on on my windows 8.1
    I’ve looked for the gpedit.msc using all possible means, couldn’t find it.
    And the only way I can turn on the windows defender is via “group policy” which I’ve been trying very hard to find but haven’t.

    • Anonymous says:

      At the beginning of this tutorial we say that this tool is available only in:

      Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise
      Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise
      Windows 8.1 Professional and Windows 8.1 Enterprise

  2. mary helen fein says:

    not one of these 11 items works! gpedit is gone!

    • Anonymous says:

      We clearly state in this article that gpedit is NOT available in all editions of Windows. Please read our article carefully.

      • Gary says:

        Fix the headline/title. It is misleading. Its not the users fault you can’t fix your information. Good journalism makes information easier to read. The writer is responsible for what he writes, not what people read.

  3. Lenaka says:

    Is use it for running Logoff scripts. Useful for making backups with Robocopy when I logoff.

  4. dc says:

    nope. none of these work for me in the latest Win 10. in windows/system32, I have gpedit.dll but no gpedit.msc.

  5. Ajay kumar says:

    Dear Concer,

    I have disabled CMD , Computer management , C driver and run command in windows 7 system through local group policy and this system is in work group ,
    But now i am unable to find the gpedit in the serach option , is there any way to find the group policy edit , please tell me if their is any soultion available .


  6. sorena says:

    yo what is with scarlett johansson wallpaper?: |

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