Microsoft ships a useful gizmo referred to as the Group Coverage Editor, generally often called Gpedit.msc or simply GPEDIT, with the Professional model of its Home windows working system. It’s helpful for enabling or disabling capabilities of varied parts within the OS, by altering Registry values, however in a extra user-friendly means. Sadly, Dwelling Version customers do not get entry to this nifty tweaking utility. However, there’s a technique to allow the Group Coverage Editor on Home windows 11 Dwelling.
Let me remind you that merely enabling the utility solely enables you to entry the GPEDIT console’s interface, it doesn’t apply the modifications for the coverage settings (not less than not for those I attempted to switch). It’s nonetheless value a shot although, particularly for the value of free, and the GUI positively works.
Observe: In case you have Home windows 11 Professional, do not hassle with this, as you’ll have already got the fully-functional model of the device.
The right way to allow the Group Coverage Editor on Home windows 11 Dwelling
1. Obtain the ZIP archive from our web site, extract it to a folder, and you’re going to get a BAT file.
Or, copy the code under and paste it in Notepad. Save the file with the .BAT extension like Script.BAT or GPEDIT.BAT, the title would not matter.
dir /b %SystemRootpercentservicingPackagesMicrosoft-Home windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Bundle~3*.mum >Record.txt
dir /b %SystemRootpercentservicingPackagesMicrosoft-Home windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Bundle~3*.mum >>Record.txt
for /f %%i in (‘findstr /i . Record.txt 2^>nul’) do dism /on-line /norestart /add-package:”%SystemRootpercentservicingPackages%%i”
2. Proper-click on the BAT file and run it as administrator.
3. A command-prompt window ought to open. That is the DISM command, which installs the related packages to allow GPEDIT in your laptop. Watch for the method to be accomplished, it could take a number of seconds. You may know when it is executed, once you see a message that claims “Press any key to proceed”.
4. Faucet any key and the command window ought to shut.
5. Click on the Begin button and sort Gpedit.msc, and it is best to see the device seem within the consequence click on on it (or use the Run command with Win + R, adopted by Gpedit.msc), and it is possible for you to to entry the Group Coverage Editor.
You need not reboot the pc for the utility to point out up, you might wish to flip off the system and switch it on once more. In the event you attempt to modify a coverage, but it surely would not seem to take impact, do not be shocked. As I discussed earlier, it is a bit of a hit-and-miss, the device appears to work generally. There isn’t any recognized workaround to allow the performance in Home windows 11 Dwelling or Home windows 10 Dwelling, in addition to upgrading your working system to the Professional model, after all.
I like to recommend utilizing the third-party program, Coverage Plus, to make modifications to the working system. It’s basically the identical because the Group Coverage Editor, however with a barely higher interface.
Please remember that some antivirus packages detect it as a menace (I noticed 4 detections on VirusTotal), these should not from main AVs, and I am pretty sure these are false-positives. The device is open supply, so you may verify the code in case you are skeptical about it.
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