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Windows 7: secpol.msc missing? (Win 7 Pro)

04 Jul 2011   #1
jhansen965

Windows 7 profesional
 
 
secpol.msc missing? (Win 7 Pro)

Hi all!
I have windows 7 Professional. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and when I go to to the management console, there is no option to add the local security policy as a snap in. Is there any download where I can restore secpol.msc and the files associated with it?


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04 Jul 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go to \windows\system32 and do a search for *.msc or go to a command prompt, change directory to \windows\system32 and do a DIR *.msc

is secpol listed?
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05 Jul 2011   #3
jhansen965

Windows 7 profesional
 
 

No its not listed.
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05 Jul 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

very strange.

Do you have any idea as to why it is missing?

do me a favor and make a snapshot using the snipping tool of the listing of .msc files that are present. Be sure that you've enabled the display of hidden and system files.

To use the snipping tool, WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER.

Include that snip in your next post.
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05 Jul 2011   #5
jhansen965

Windows 7 profesional
 
 

Oh wait I got it. All I had to do was do a system restore and it worked for me. I think some program deleted it. Thanks for your advice though!
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05 Jul 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear that the problem is resolved.
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