2 ways to open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7

August 2nd, 2011

Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that you can use to edit local Group Policy objects (GPOs). 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.

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.

  1. In the Select Group Policy Object dialog box, click Browse.
  2. 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.
  3. Click Finish.

4 Responses to “2 ways to open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7”

  1. Seely says:

    Followed instructions to the letter but sadly there is no Group Policy Object Editor in my Snap-ins dialog box.

    Running 7 Home Premium.

    Where has it gone to ?

  2. admin says:

    7 home premium does not have this feather……

  3. Rod Lockwood says:

    Since this is a standard feature on the professional versions, this is not really needed. This is a feature that advanced users running the home version are looking for. So the information is useless for them. Unfortunately, pages like this one are all that Google supplies.

  4. Kevin says:

    Agreed, useless page. The real issue is for people who have Windows 7 Home versions. Thanks Microsoft.

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