Local Group Policy Editor definition

Contributor(s): Toni Boger

Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which local Group Policy Objects (GPOs) can be managed. 

With Local Group Policy Editor, an administrator can edit local GPOs, disable computer or user settings in Local Group Policy and use scripts for certain tasks that include startup and shutdown. Local Group Policy Editor can be found in all Windows Server versions since Windows Server 2008. Local Group Policy Editor is not available on Windows home editions.

To start the Local Group Policy Editor, follow these steps:

Click Start
Type gpedit.msc
Press Enter

 

This was first published in November 2012

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