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How to enable/disable a LAN connetion as normal user in Windows 10

I have a Win10 workstation and I use a non-admin account for all normal operations. I want my account to have the right to disable my VMnet1 and VMnet8 adapters because when up, my Wi-Fi becomes ...
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Error fix: gpedit.msc not found - alternatives?

Today when I typed gpedit.msc in the Windows 10 search box and in the Run window (Win + R) I couldn't run the Group Policy editor. There's this annoying error I'm getting at times when I try to run ...
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how to both enable Windows Search AND avoid System Volume Information folder being written to removable drives

This refers to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 20H2 and probably all Windows 10 versions. I need to have Windows Media Player Service running on my machine so that media devices can access it to play videos. ...
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How to add Virtual Machines to Log on as a service Properties in command line?

Following this question, I have found this page instructing to add "Virtual Machines" in Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User ...
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group-policy shutdown script runs only on "Shutdown", not on "Reboot"

I’ve configured GPEDIT to run a script at shutdown. But the script only works when I shutdown the system and does nothing when I restart the system.
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How can I enable audit process command line in gpedit.msc?

Since I bought my laptop I can see CMD.exe popups, so I started investigating to find out what it was and I got to this post. Jamie Hanrahan gives a path to enable process auditing, further, he shares ...
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How do I change a group policy setting via cmd?

I often have to put together PCs to get shipped elsewhere, usually from an image, then do some final installs that vary. I have a few settings I end up setting in gpedit.msc, and sometimes installing ...
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Do not log event id 4688 – A new process has been created

Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) or Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) Security Settings -> Audit Policy -> Audit Process Tracking or Advanced Audit Policy Configuration -> System Audit ...
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Allow all users to change computer name

I have to enable the normal users on Windows 10 devices to change the computer name (host name) using command prompt or powershell. But seems like the normal users are not allowed to change the name. ...
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How can I find the package family name of a desktop app?

I am trying to restrict the camera to only specific apps on my Windows 10 Surface with Group Policy. I need the package family name of the app to allow it and I would like to allow Zoom which is a ...
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Why do I have gpedit.msc files on a Windows 10 home edition?

I am running a Windows 10 home edition and I found several gpedit.msc files in my computer, Why are they there? Windows 10 home doesn't even come with the Group Policy Editor. Note: Running gpedit....
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Where are the preferences in group policy in Windows 10?

I need to set preferences in group policy for date/time formats but I can't find preferences in the group policy editor. I have obviously seen preferences in group policy in youtube videos etc but ...
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How to disable web results from Windows Search (Windows 10 Home)?

Whenever I search anything in Windows 10 (⊞ > Start Typing), Windows shows web results (from Bing) on the top, even if I have a file with the exact name as the search term, or the search term matches ...
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How to disable shift key on startup in xp?

as you know, in windows xp, there is a hidden option to temporarily stop running startup programs, you can easily hold down the shift key is there a way to disable this option? i have searched the ...
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Can't disable windows 10 PIN complexity

I recently linked my Microsoft Office account to my school to have access to Office for students. Right after linking my account, I couldn't login to my computer again with my 4-digit pin code and got ...
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Account Lockout - Group Policy Management. Will the policy affect the original user?

One day I was going through the event log for a client of ours due to reduced performance during their RDP Connection. The Event log I was reviewing was that of the Office PC of which the user ...
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I installed gpedit on windows 10 home [duplicate]

But I still can't find the gpedit.msc. I have the dlls, I can run the program, but I can't locate the msc and it's driving me nuts. All my google searches lead me back to questions about how to ...
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Invalid permission to use gpedit.msc

For some reason every time I try launching gpedit to get a VirtualMachine up and running I keep getting permission errors which to my knowledge should not appear. I am running Windows 10 Pro, 64bit ...
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gpedit.msc - MMC could not create the snap-in

Starting gpedit from start>run>gpedit.msc, the Group Policy Window opens, but I get the following error in the right hand window: MMC could not create the snap-in I tried these solutions from a link,...
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Is there any native Windows 10 gpedit.msc patch for non-pro users? [duplicate]

In "native" i mean the only solution i've found was this, but its the WinXP gpedit.msc which somewhat run on Win7+. Sometime ago i found a real Win10's gpedit but i forgot where i've got that. Does ...
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gpedit.msc command doesn't exist on windows 10 home premium [duplicate]

I tried to execute the command gpedit.msc through the "run program" window, but when i do it i get an error that says the command doesn't exist. I tried to execute the command from the administrator ...
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Why gpedit and the corresponding registry entries are not synchronized?

I'm on Windows 10 Pro. I noticed that when I apply some policies via gpedit, the corresponding entries are created in the registry. If I undo, the entries are removed from the registry as well. So I ...
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How to disable alert "restore internet security settings" in "windows 10"

I have a Windows 10 Home edition, and I don't have gpedit.msc because this version doesn't have group policy. I read that you need that to disable the bothering reminding that my security settings are ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

I locked out myself by adding something in "Run only specified windows application" in gpedit.msc. I am running windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. I am logged in as administrator but can't run anything ...
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How do I disable Windows Error Reporting in Win 10 Pro using Group Policy Editor?

I'm running Win 10 Pro v 1607. I was looking at a thread here on turning off Error Reporting, and someone mentioned that it is possible through gpedit.msc in Win 10 Pro. Disable Error Reporting In ...
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Group Policy Editor on Windows 8 32Bit

I have "Windows 8.1 Single Language with Bing" installed on a device. I need to Enable "Do not display the lock screen" in Group Policy Editor (Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > ...
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gpedit missing from Windows 10 Home [duplicate]

It seems that the Group Policy Editor (gpedit) is missing for Windows 10 Home. If you do WindowsKey+R and enter "gpedit.msc" you get the following message: Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc' What ...
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Tenacious "Some settings are managed by your organization" messages

This is not a clone of the '"Some settings are managed by your organization" while not on a domain' question, though they are similar. I have several settings where the message occurs, notably ...
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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins access to edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I have ...
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Local group policy for all users

Windows 7, 64bit. I have two simple .bat scripts created, one which runs at logon, the other at logoff. The .bat files are located in C:\bat. Other users have access to this folder. The contents of ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Local Policy Editor is missing System Services?

I'm using gpedit.msc to edit the local security policy on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box and I want to set a service to diabled. I know I could just do this in services.msc but I want it done in policy ...
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gpedit locked myself out Windows 10

To allow endpoint users execute only certain EXE files, I enabled Run only specified Windows Applications and fill whitelist with THOSE applications. To avoid locking myself out I added gpedit.msc and ...
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What is the difference between regedit and gpedit.msc?

From my limited knowledge, it seems that gpedit.msc and regedit accomplish the same goal for me. What exactly are the differences? Which is more powerful? Which is more dangerous to play with?
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How can I use Process Monitor to detect register changes made by GPEdit modifications?

It is supposed that Process Monitor can capture the registry changes made by any program. This thread explains it fine (thanks you, James T). But it seems things are not so easy when talking about ...
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How can I disable this in cmd?

Right basically I had a glitching laptop keyboard, even with an external, it still persisted. I uninstalled my default keyboard and enabled 'Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other ...
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How to lock window task scheduler from everyone

How can I lock windows task scheduler so that no one can access it. Even me, I wanna make it locked for everyone. Ive seen something about gpedit.msc and application lock but it does not show up .msc ...
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How Do I Allow A Standard User to Install Programs?

Yes, I realize that defeats the purpose of standard user. But here is the situation. A friend of mine wants to set up time limits for his home schooled son, and his son needs to be a standard user in ...
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configure temporary account lockout using powershell

My Windows 8.1 laptop does not have gpedit.msc. I want to configure my laptop so that the account is locked for 15 mins if anyone enters the wrong password three times. I have found some web ...
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No Google folder under Administrative Templates via Group Policy editor - Adding GoogleUpdate.adm does nothing

I'm unable to complete "Step 2" : Step 2. Importing Google Update ADM template. Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates Right-click Administrative ...
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Local group policy editor: Out of date version?

I've been trying to use gpedit.msc recently but I haven't been having much success. Sometimes the policy editor freezes when I press "apply" (the policy does still apply though), and I can't seem to ...
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Change State of Windows Update- Local Group Policy Editor without UI?

In windows server 2012,for this manual step how can i do from script, start>run>gpedit.msc>administrative Components>Windows>Windows update In that 1) Do not Display " Install ...
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How to remove the login swipe screen using Registry edits in Win 8.1 [duplicate]

I want to eliminate the need to swipe the screen before getting to the log in screen on my Win 8.1 Update computer. I do not have the pro version so there is no gpedit.msc utility present. What ...
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How to enable registry and command prompt when they are both disabled along with gpedit.msc and run command

I was testing group policy and disabled all registry editing tools along with command prompt and group policy editor itself, pretty much everything is disabled! How can i enable what i have disabled ?
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Microsoft support document with odd instructions: applying local policies to all users except administrators

I'd like to use the group policy editor to apply restrictions to all user accounts except that of the administrator on a Windows XP computer. In Windows Vista and up, this is easy to do as you're ...
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gpedit.msc doesn't work on Windows 7 64-bit

I have installed Windows 7 64-bit on my laptop. I tried the command gpedit.msc but the window doesn't appear. Is there any reason for this or can I fix this?
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VirtualBox and group policy in Windows 2008

I have some batch files that start and save virtual machines on a Windows Server 2008 box. I am using gpedit.msc to fire the bats... I have added lines to write to a logs. There is a line written, ...
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Powershell Scripts to modify settings on Gpedit.msc console

Can any one of you please explain what is the exact powershell cmdlet for changing settings (Enabled or Disabled) in Gpedit.msc console...? I need a exact query to link (Computer Configuration-->...
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Block user features through Group Policy

I have a Windows XP system. How can I block the limited users to access everything other than just the installed applications? The administrator should get all the features.
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Windows 7: Disable Lock Workstation After 10 Minutes Using Group Policy

On my Windows 7 PC the system becomes locked after 10 minutes of inactivity. Usually I would find this setting next to the screen-saver configuration. The setting is grayed out, however. I think this ...
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How to create user group in gpedit.msc on Windows 7 Ultimate

I have created four user accounts on my laptop and want to divide them into two groups. Each group will be given limited access to an application. For example group 1 can access only the desktop and ...
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