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Find the local group policy editor

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    Find the local group policy editor


    Hi

    In all editions of Windows 8, there is the local group policy editor? If so, how do I find it?
    Thanks

    Bye

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


    Open Run box & type in:

    gpedit.msc

    & click OK.

    I know it's available in the Pro version.
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    Group Policy is supported on Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows, not the standard edition. If that is what you have you are out of luck. Installing the gpedit.msc file will not help as the infrastructure to support it is not there.
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    pro Windows 8 64-bit


    Google adding gpedit.msc on windows 8 standard
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    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Note that group policy is just applying registry values to a specific registry location in most scenarios (the Policy subkeys), so if you know the reg values, you can control your system the same way.

    You can search group policy on Azure to figure out what reg entry/entries belong to specific group policies:
    Group Policy Search
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