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Windows 7: How to launch Group Policy Editor


09 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
How to launch Group Policy Editor

Hello guys!

I need to know how to launch Group Policy Editor. I already know how to launch it via
Code:
gpedit.msc
But thats not working for me. Maybe because i have SSD disk and I have disabled search and indexing.

So hopefully some genius out there might know of a another way of launching group policy editor.

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09 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi, Welcome to SF,

You could try this

Windows + R would open RUN
Try to Type under Run see whether it brings

Or

Go To C:\Windows\System32\Gpedit

Hope this helps,
Captain
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09 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

well thats the thing i can't launch via Run.

And going to system32 folder i only found the dll file gpedit.dll....doubt the dll file is going to launch group policy editor
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09 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrashOverride View Post
well thats the thing i can't launch via Run.

And going to system32 folder i only found the dll file gpedit.dll....doubt the dll file is going to launch group policy editor
Try the Method 2 from this article

How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7 and Vista My Digital Life

If that didn't work try

Start > CMD > Run as admin > SFC/ SCANNOW


Hope this helps,
Captain
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09 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

It certainly has nothing to do with the search configuration. Have you looked in Windows - System 32 to see if the file exists?
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09 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Actually there is no hint of the file in windows/system32 folder or anywhere else. It seems like gpedit.msc doesn't exist.

By the I am using windows 7 home premium. Is it possible that home premium version was never supposed to have this feature?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Try the Method 2 from this article

How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7 and Vista My Digital Life

If that didn't work try

Start > CMD > Run as admin > SFC/ SCANNOW


Hope this helps,
Captain
I tried the 2nd method but even that didn't show Group Policy Editor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Oh. Your profile says Ultimate. There is no Gpedit facility in Premium.
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09 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Oh. Your profile says Ultimate. There is no Gpedit facility in Premium.
I am sorry the profile is for my desktop...I am currently talking about my Netbook which has home premium.

PS: Is it possible to like get gpedit.msc somehow???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

You can try copying gpedit.msc from your Ultimate machine to the Home Premium and see if it works. Many times you can do that. I don't have access to Hom Premium to see if it works.

Let us know if it does.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrashOverride View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Oh. Your profile says Ultimate. There is no Gpedit facility in Premium.
I am sorry the profile is for my desktop...I am currently talking about my Netbook which has home premium.

PS: Is it possible to like get gpedit.msc somehow???
I was going with your System spec .. I'm sorry i should have asked you. Nope in Windows 7 Home premium we have have that feature. I don't think there is a way to get it. .
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