Windows 7 Group Policy - Gpedit.msc
Microsoft introduced the idea of group policies way back in NT 4.0, moreover, each successive generation has added more settings so that in Windows 7 we have over 2,500 policies. As with previous operating systems you can inspect and control the settings with a snap-in called gpedit.msc. Troubleshooting gpedit.msc in Windows 7 Home Premium.
Windows 7 Group Policy Review
If you have Active Directory then you will probably control group policy strategy via GPMC on the domain controller. However, if you are responsible for Windows 7 in a Workgroup or HomeGroup then you will choose the local group policy editor - gpedit.msc.
Types of Group Policy Settings
When you want change a setting this is how you launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
A common problem is that even though you type precisely gpedit.msc, Windows 7 cannot find gpedit.msc. The most likely cause is that you have the Home Premium edition. It's most disappointing that you only get gpedit.msc in the Ultimate, Professional (old Business) and Enterprise editions, and not in the Windows 7 Home Premium or Basic editions.
Another common problem is that you forget to type the .msc file extension. Windows 7 cannot find gpedit unless you append the .msc file extension.
Other your problem launching the group policy editor could be a plain typo, you type gdedit.mcs or some other anagram of gpedit.msc.
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Windows 7 Group Policies, created by gpedit.msc are stored in a special
Actually there are two sub-folders where you will find the registry.pol
Incidentally, the environment variable %SystemRoot% usually translates to C:\Windows.
Summary of Windows 7 Gpedit.msc - Local Group Policy Editor
Microsoft has continued the good work of creating a Local Group Policy Editor so that you can change settings without using regedit. As with previous operating systems you can inspect and control the settings with a snap-in called gpedit.msc, and see that in Windows 7 we have over 2,500 policies.
If you are troubleshooting gpedit.msc in Windows 7 Home Premium, it does not exist; you need to upgrade to the Ultimate edition.
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