How to Quickly View Enabled Group Policies in Windows
By default, all group policies are set to a Not configured stateuntil changed by an administrator. This tutorial will show you how to quickly see which Computer Configuration and User Configuration policies have been enabled in the Local Group Policy Editor of Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.
Here's How: 1.
The Local Group Policy Editor
feature is only available in these editions of Windows below.
- Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterpise
- Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise
- Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise
Open either the all users
, specific users or groups
, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor
for the one you want to find enabled policies in. 2.
In the left pane under either Computer Configuration
or User Configuration
for the one you want to look in, expand Administrative Templates
and click on All Settings
. (see screenshots below) 3.
In the right pane of All Settings
, click on the State
column to have the sort by arrow pointing upwards on it. (see screenshots below) 4.
Since all policies are set to a Not configured
state by default, you will now be able to easily see all the policies that have been set to a Enabled
state at the top since they come before Not configured
in alphabetical (ascending) order. (see screenshots below) NOTE: From here, you could also double click on the policies to change them to whatever state you would like instead