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Windows 7: Local Group Policy - Reset to Default

21 Oct 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello itech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Were you logged in to an administrator account when trying to use them?

Have you already tried Option Three?


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21 Oct 2013   #11
itech

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Server 2012
 
 
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It was option 3 that resulted in the access denied msg. I had started Windows by using the F8 boot menu "command prompt" only option. That apparently does not automatically do an Administrator login. I was able to delete both files by opening a run as admin command prompt after starting Windows normally (I was also logged in as Administrator.)
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21 Oct 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad to hear that you got them deleted.
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09 Oct 2014   #13
jhkrischel

Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise
 
 

Silly question - how do you get this to work if "windows\system32\GroupPolicy & GroupPolicyUsers" have both been deleted?
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09 Oct 2014   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's basically how the tutorial works to reset Group Policy. It deletes those two folders, then you restart the computer to apply. Whenever a group policy is set next, the folders will get recreated.
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13 Aug 2015   #15
Leonidas441

10 enterprise x64
 
 

This was vary useful !
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