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Windows 7: gpedit not available on win 7 home

27 Mar 2014   #1
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
gpedit not available on win 7 home

I have a Windows 7 home premium system and tried to access the gpedit.msc and guess they didnt put it on this system, is there another way to access the group policys , I trying to create a policy to stop a standard user from installing software on the system from downloading or with the drives and usb..


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27 Mar 2014   #2
derekimo

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27 Mar 2014   #3
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
thank you for the welcome.. I tried this before arriving to the forum and followed the steps but still get the Dreaded message " MMC could not create the snap-in"
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27 Mar 2014   #4
derekimo

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You're welcome,

Have you tried the recommended solution under "Note 2" from that link?
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27 Mar 2014   #5
countmypennies

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

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You're welcome,

Have you tried the recommended solution under "Note 2" from that link?
Yes I edited the x64 bat file and ran it as admin,, still provided the same results...
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27 Mar 2014   #6
derekimo

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Sorry, that's all I had. Maybe someone else can come along and help you figure it out.

It might help to post your .bat file as well to see if someone can see an anomaly.
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27 Mar 2014   #7
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

Have a look at Group Policy Search. The site maintains a mapping of policies to their registry settings. (Note the menu along the top of the site allows for different views and filters to help search for policies)

Certainly not as easy as a nice gpedit User Interface... but can still be helpful. If you use it, suggest you implement policy via a very well commented .reg file.

And, of course, all the usual warnings about proceeding carefully and at your own risk... yada yada yada
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27 Mar 2014   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
It's probably not going to work

Hi,

I have gpedit.msc on Windows 7 HP and some but not all features are available. If you try to use it to enforce SRP's you could end up with a machine that won't boot into windows. That's what happened on my machine when I tried. I've always got backups so no big deal!

I can view, create and edit SRP's including blocking software from running by file name, path, hash, certificate etc. The problem is that none of this is enforced by windows.

That fix to add Group Policy Editor works but it won't install secpol.msc which I believe is needed to enforce SRP's.

Take a look here for more info:

Local Security Policy Editor - Open

If you find a way to get a working secpol.msc please post the info needed to make it work.

A couple of things to look at:

How to make a disallowed-by-default Software Restriction Policy - outlines how to use parental controls to block software in lower versions of Windows 7 and further down the page explains how to plug the gaps and reconfigure when needed.

Mini Regedit Free Download
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27 Mar 2014   #9
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Try this, I'm still in the process of compiling mine on W7 Home Prem...

Windows 7 - Home Premium The Unlucky Few lacking GPE (Group Policies) | Technology News, Clues and Muse
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27 Mar 2014   #10
AndyHK

Windows 7 Home prem x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by countmypennies View Post
I have a Windows 7 home premium system and tried to access the gpedit.msc and guess they didnt put it on this system, is there another way to access the group policys , I trying to create a policy to stop a standard user from installing software on the system from downloading or with the drives and usb..
Depending on what you want to achieve Microsoft has provided tools for some alterations to be made that can only normally be accessed via gpedit try searching here, I'm aware its not the question you are asking but it may help.

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

You may find the solution to your problem, I turned off gadgets using this site.

Andy
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