Gpedit.msc is disabled. Please Help

By darryl_pach ·
How do I enable gpedit.msc?

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Does it work at all?

by Toivo Talikka In reply to Gpedit.msc is disabled. P ...

Here is a Microsoft Knowledgebase article which shows how you can start Microsoft Management Console (MMC) first and add the Group Policy extension to it:

The method described in the article gets you to Group Policy, it runs gpedit.msc.

When you select gpedit.msc from Start - Run, what happens? Do you get an error message?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Gpedit.msc is disabled. P ...

GPEdit.msc is only available in XP Professional not XP Home.
You can change some settings using tools such as TweatUI from MS Powertools and the built in Local Secrutiy Policies (secpol.msc)
and changing policies manually using RegEdit.

Common policy locations:

and other settings. For good reg settings see:

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Group Policy Key reference

by 1bn0 In reply to Gpedit.msc is disabled. P ...

This page gives what lookks like a comprehencive list of the tiems taht can be controled via gpedit.msc.

Its lists the items and associated registry key and setting.

Hide and disable all items on the desktop
KEY: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
DWOR NoDesktop = 1

If you are experienced withregedit, this may be an alternative to accomplish what you want without having access to gpedit.msc.

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regedit is also disabled .

by darryl_pach In reply to Gpedit.msc is disabled. P ...

Actually my gpedit.msc & regedit is disabled also the command prompt is disabled.
When I tried opening regedit the msg recd was registry editing has been disabled by ur administrator.

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Local Administrator?

by Toivo Talikka In reply to Gpedit.msc is disabled. P ...

Does your login name not belong to the local user group Administrators? If you do not have local administrator rights, i.e., if your account is a limited account, or the user is a Restricted User in a domain environment, you may not use either Regedit or Gpedit.msc.

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I have an administrator account

by darryl_pach In reply to Local Administrator?

On Checking the local security policy in the administrative tools.
I noticed that it was blocked.
When I tried to add the gpedit.msc through mmc snap-in it showed that the group policy could not be added.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to I have an administrator a ...

Is your PC part of a domain? If so domain's policies is overriding your local PCs policies. You need to modify the policiy(s) that affect your PC to allow access to these management consoles are create a new GPO this applies to your PC to allow access.

You will need to contact domain administrators to do this, or if you are one, login to the DC to make the required changes.

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Enabling Gpedit.msc

by yasir1984 In reply to Gpedit.msc is disabled. P ...

go to system 32 folder in c: where windows is installed the search for gpedit...
then double click that.... u will login into gpedit.msc

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>>> Zombie Alert!!<<<

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Enabling Gpedit.msc

Sheesh - 30 Months this has lain dormant.

That's grave-robbing - that's what it is!

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