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Open the Local Group Policy Editor

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

  • At a command prompt or in Search, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK or press ENTER.

  1. Search for 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 Local Group Policy 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, click Close, and then click OK. The Local Group Policy Editor opens the Group Policy object (GPO) for you to edit.

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 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.

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