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Missing Control Panel in Group Policy, how do I restore?

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Missing Control Panel in Group Policy, how do I restore?


    I'm missing the Control Panel item under the Administrative Templates section of group policy editor.

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    I'm running on a fresh installation right out the box Windows 8.1 on a laptop and at first, gpedit.msc wasn't found so I had to install that and after installing that, some items are missing.

    I've tried to running sfc /scannow and when it finished it just says "Windows Resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them"

    How do I get back the Control Panel template in the group policy editor? Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


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


    I've tried to running sfc /scannow and when it finished it just says "Windows Resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them"
    Run-

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in admin cmd prompt & restart, then run sfc again.

    Read your cbs log & search for - cannot - using Find under Edit tab in Notepad.
    If unfixable files are .json files ignore them.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    running dism right now. almost done.

    anyway, do you know why there is no control panel under admin templates in group policy or why gpedit.msc was not found to begin with?
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  4. #4


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


    Quote Originally Posted by 714smurf View Post
    running dism right now. almost done.

    anyway, do you know why there is no control panel under admin templates in group policy or why gpedit.msc was not found to begin with?
    Dism hangs at 20% for a long time.
    It will finish sooner or later.

    Don't know about control panel.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    found the problem.

    2015-08-01 01:25:43, Info CSI 0000090b [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"gpedit.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-Admin-Gpedit, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

    there was more but this is the short version. guess this is why my gpedit.msc isn't working. how do i restore or repair this file manually?
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  6. #6


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


    You could try replacing yours with my copy.
    Do so at your own risk.

    Zipped folder with the .dll in it.
    It goes in System 32.-

    New folder (7).zip

    edit-

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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    replaced it. didn't work =/ running sfc again to see if itll fix the new one. if not, i still have the original. then back to square one.
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  8. #8


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


    Quote Originally Posted by 714smurf View Post
    replaced it. didn't work =/ running sfc again to see if itll fix the new one. if not, i still have the original. then back to square one.
    Did you restart the computer after replacing it ?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    it was worth a shot. anyway thanks for your help david bailey guess ill have to wait for others whose had this problem to throw out some suggestions.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    no i didnt restart after replacing it. gonna try again and let you know.
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