Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc) is a feature of the Windows family, and it is centralized management and configuration of the operating system, applications, and users’ settings. In Windows 10 Pro edition, Gpedit.msc is enabled by default, but it is not enabled on Windows 10 Home. If you try to access the group policy editor, you get the message “gpedit.msc not found.”
What is Group Policy (gpedit.msc)?
(Gpedit.msc) Group policy is an active directory that allows centralized control and management of computer and users’ settings. Computer Administrators can use the group policy to control the computer and users’ working environment in an active directory.
Through the group policy editor, the network administrator can control user experience for a centralized location by customizing the desktop’s look and feel and configuring other settings on the computer. Although group policy is designed for the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise versions of Windows, you can use this on Windows 10 Home edition.
Therefore, In this guide, we will walk you through how to enable gpedit.msc in Windows 10 home.
Enable Gpedit.msc in Windows 10 Home
If you’re not using Windows 10 and have an old version of Windows 8 and 7 installed, don’t worry. This guide will work seamlessly on whatever Windows version you’re using, whether it’s Windows 8 or 7.
To Enable Gpedit.msc in Windows 10 Home Edition, you have to run a simple four-lines script in PowerShell. But, you don’t worry, no need to manually run the script in PowerShell. To make it easy for you, we made a file for you to enable group policy with one click.
Download the Gpedit-Enable.bat file from the given link below and RUN as Administrator on your Windows 10 Home.
Download Gpedit-Enable.bat File ⇒ Here (You get the Zip, unzip the file before you run)
Once you’ve downloaded the Gpedit-Enable.bat, right-click the file and select Run as administrator; this will open the command prompt and execute the script.
Here are the few steps to complete this process.
Enable Local Group Policy Editor
- First of all, download Gpedit-Enable.bat from the given link above.
- Right-click the Gpedit-Enable.bat and select Run as Administrator.
- Now, wait for a while until it’s over, this process might take some time.
- Press the Windows+R shortcut key on your keyboard to open the Run box, then type gpedit.msc and hit enter, This will open Local Group Policy Editor.
Restart the computer if you didn’t find Group policy editor yet.
If you still get the error “gpedit.msc not found,” make sure the script ran successfully. You should run the script again to confirm.
If still, you don’t find the Group policy, now scan all Windows files with the Command prompt admin.
- Click the start menu and search “CMD”, then right-click the command prompt in the search result and run as administrator.
- Enter the command sfc /scannow and hit the enter button on the keyboard.
This will scan all the files and give you the result, what you should do next.
Now, press the “Windows+R” shortcut key to open the Run box and type gpedit.msc, then hit enter. It will open Windows 10 local Group Policy editor. Hopefully, You’ll be able to access Local Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home Edition.