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Open the Local Group Policy Editor

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

You can open the Local Group Policy Editor by using the command line or by using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

To open the Local Group Policy Editor from the command line

  • Click Start , type gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER .

To open the Local Group Policy Editor as an MMC snap-in

  1. Open MMC. (Click Start , click in the Start Search box, type mmc , and then press ENTER .)

  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in .

  3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click Group Policy Object Editor , and then click Add .

  4. In the Select Group Policy Object dialog box, click Browse .

  5. Click This computer to edit the Local Group Policy object, or click Users to edit Administrator, Non-Administrator, or per-user Local Group Policy objects.

  6. Click Finish .

noteNote
If you want to save a Local Group Policy Editor console and choose which GPO opens in it from the command line, select the Allow the focus of the Group Policy Snap-in to be changed when launching from the command line check box in the Select Group Policy Object dialog box.

Additional considerations
  • Local Group Policy Editor and the Resultant Set of Policy snap-in are available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139815.

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