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Edit Administrative Template Policy Settings

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

To edit Administrative Template policy settings

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy object you want to edit and then click Edit .

  2. In the console tree, click the folder under Administrative Templates that contains the policy settings you want to configure.

  3. In the Setting column, click the name for a policy setting to read a description of the policy setting.

  4. To change that policy setting, double-click the name of the policy setting.

  5. On the policy setting dialog box, click one of the following:

    • Not Configured : The registry is not modified.

    • Enabled : The registry reflects that the policy setting is selected.

    • Disabled : The registry reflects that the policy setting is not selected.

  6. Select any other options, and then click OK .

Additional considerations

  • To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.

  • Settings for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE are under Computer Configuration , and settings for HKEY_CURRENT_USER are under User Configuration .

  • If computer policy conflicts with user policy, computer policy generally takes precedence. However, if application authors disregard this convention, Group Policy cannot enforce it.

  • Administrative Template policy settings are also known as registry-based policy settings.

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