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GPEdit.msc for Windows 8.1 single language? / MMC error.

  1. #1


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven

    GPEdit.msc for Windows 8.1 single language? / MMC error.


    Can anyone tell me where and how I can get GPEdit,msc working for Windows 8.1 single language?


    Before anyone jumps on me to Google, I have already tried using a lot of guides, most of them are the same the one on the link below.
    How to Enable

    I have tried everything but sadly I am still getting the same could not create MMC plugin. Screenshot below:




    Please help.

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Generally it's required to have the Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to get the Group Policy Editor. Your System Specs show Windows 7 but gives no other information to work with.

    If following the instructions given in the link you posted don't work you should be getting some error messages.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Generally it's required to have the Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to get the Group Policy Editor. Your System Specs show Windows 7 but gives no other information to work with.

    If following the instructions given in the link you posted don't work you should be getting some error messages.
    Dude, everything is written there. It's Windows 8.1 single language, no enterprise or pro.

    And like I said, I have already tried everything in that link and am still having the same error of which the screenshot I have posted.
    "MMC could not create the snap-in."
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Note that you will be able to use it only if your have systems running Pro / Business / Enterprise editions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 editions. It will not run on editions which do not have Group Policy, like the Home editions.
    source

    A home user has no use for GPEdit, there are other tools such as Homegroup, Workstation, and user accounts. GPEdit is for sysadmins at a larger scale where only the admin has access to system settings and everyone else is just a user. What are you trying to set up?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Note that you will be able to use it only if your have systems running Pro / Business / Enterprise editions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 editions. It will not run on editions which do not have Group Policy, like the Home editions.
    sourceA home user has no use for GPEdit, there are other tools such as Homegroup, Workstation, and user accounts. GPEdit is for sysadmins at a larger scale where only the admin has access to system settings and everyone else is just a user. What are you trying to set up?
    I just want to block write access to the pendrives which I did via the registry but that doesn't block access to Android devices which use Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). That can be blocked via GPEdit.msc.Do you have any other alternative for doing so?
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I think you want to do this. but gpedit can't do it either. You could try the devices properties and changing permissions.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I think you want to do this. but gpedit can't do it either. You could try the devices properties and changing permissions.
    Wrong. I just blocked write permissions to Android devices with MTP using GPEdit on all my Windows 7 devices.

    I just need to get Group Policy working for Windows 8.1 like I mentioned in the first post.
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  8. #8


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Quote Originally Posted by lolcocks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Generally it's required to have the Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to get the Group Policy Editor. Your System Specs show Windows 7 but gives no other information to work with.

    If following the instructions given in the link you posted don't work you should be getting some error messages.
    Dude, everything is written there. It's Windows 8.1 single language, no enterprise or pro.

    And like I said, I have already tried everything in that link and am still having the same error of which the screenshot I have posted.
    "MMC could not create the snap-in."
    I'm not a "dude", just an experienced man in dealing with others. You asked about Windows 8 but show Windows 7 in your System Specs. If it is for Win8 you don't say which version, there's 3 and Pro or Enterprise is required, most likely you have the 'plain jane' Windows 8.1 version. If the process you followed didn't work you may need to upgrade or maybe some infection on your computer is blocking it.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lolcocks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Generally it's required to have the Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to get the Group Policy Editor. Your System Specs show Windows 7 but gives no other information to work with.

    If following the instructions given in the link you posted don't work you should be getting some error messages.
    Dude, everything is written there. It's Windows 8.1 single language, no enterprise or pro.

    And like I said, I have already tried everything in that link and am still having the same error of which the screenshot I have posted.
    "MMC could not create the snap-in."
    I'm not a "dude", just an experienced man in dealing with others. You asked about Windows 8 but show Windows 7 in your System Specs. If it is for Win8 you don't say which version, there's 2 and Pro is required. If the process you followed didn't work you may need to upgrade or maybe some infection on your computer is blocking it.
    I would be posting in the Seven forums if I wanted a solution for Windows 7. It's possible that a guy owns Windows 7 but needs support for other Windows 8 devices.


    I did everything correctly according in that guide. It still didn't work. Which is the reason why I am here.
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Could you post a full screenshot of System---

    Click image for larger version
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