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  1. Yuri
    December 5, 2016 @ 9:08 AM

    Great article, everything went smooth – THANK YOU! But…!
    I cannot find “Data Collection and Preview Builds” entry under “Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components”.
    I am using updated Win 10 Home edition on Dell XPS 13 laptop.
    Can somebody show me the direction, where to dig further?
    Thanks again!

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  2. shahab
    December 2, 2016 @ 9:36 AM

    thanks it worked but i could not find the QS Packet Scheduler in the list under Networking.

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  3. Andrew Yan
    November 29, 2016 @ 7:27 AM

    Hello,

    I’m on Windows 10 Home. Therefore, I used your tutorial to install the Group Policy Editor. In the Group Policy Editor, I need to navigate to:

    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Search

    The problem is, there is no Search under Windows Components.

    What should I do?

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  4. TechHead
    November 27, 2016 @ 1:05 AM

    Worked fine. However a lot of the default policies are missing compared to Win10Pro… Adding some as their registry entries did not make them appear

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  5. Mario
    November 25, 2016 @ 11:07 PM

    I followed your steps and got the message “could not create the snap-in”.
    Then I went to C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit\folder but file not existing…. so I couldn’t go further.
    What are you suggesting to do now ?

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  6. Kelly
    November 25, 2016 @ 12:08 AM

    I get the error, the files downloaded are useless, it doesn’t work.

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  7. Michael Titmas
    November 18, 2016 @ 4:57 PM

    The .bat files zip I downloaded was empty.

    I have mad the edits to the existing .bat file by adding quotes around %username%, but still get the MMC problem when running on Windows 10 Home.

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  8. Chi Samuel
    November 11, 2016 @ 8:33 AM

    I have followed the steps and it’s working now i will like to know how to use the Group policy to prevent for good windows 10 from updating
    thank you so much

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  9. Chi Samuel
    November 11, 2016 @ 8:33 AM

    I have followed the steps and it’s working now i will like to know how to use the Group policy to prevent for good windows 10 from updating

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  10. Chi Samuel
    November 11, 2016 @ 8:33 AM

    I have followed the steps and it’s working now i will like to know how to use the Group policy to prevent for good windows 10 from updating

    Reply

  11. Robyn
    November 8, 2016 @ 12:39 AM

    I received the same message as Joseph:
    “an attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist"

    Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. I read through the thread and didn’t see anything related to this specific error message.

    Thanks!!

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  12. maja
    November 7, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

    and all of this just so that we can change a simple basic everyday setting in windows: try to change settings > “some settings are managed by your organization” (and what organization would that be? Microsoft? > try and run gpedit.mc > it is not there > try and find a safe version online, download it, install it, run it, oh wait I have a 64 bit PC: extra steps required >n gpedit > MMC snapin not working > and on and on and on it goes.
    Thank you Microsoft, my heart attack is due to you

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  13. maja
    November 7, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

    and all of this just so that we can change a simple basic everyday setting in windows: try to change settings > “some settings are managed by your organization” (and what organization would that be? Microsoft? > try and run gpedit.mc > it is not there > try and find a safe version online, download it, install it, run it, oh wait I have a 64 bit PC: extra steps required >n gpedit > MMC snapin not working > and on and on and on it goes.
    Thank you Microsoft, my heart attack is due to you

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  14. Ray Jensen
    November 3, 2016 @ 5:39 AM

    I followed the steps described above this date (11-2-2016) to install the GpPolEd on my Win10 (Ver.1607 Build 14393.351) 64 bit desktop but could not get past the MMC error even after I ran the x64 batch file.

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  15. Aakash
    November 1, 2016 @ 11:57 PM

    i dont have gpedit.msc in sysWOW64 folder..i have gpedit.dll what to do now?? i installed the file you provided but it asked for .net 3.5 installation..

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    • Sean
      November 10, 2016 @ 4:37 PM

      Can someone please answer this question… I’m having a similar problem, except I don’t even have a sysWOW64 folder.

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      • hatewindows
        November 23, 2016 @ 1:22 AM

        Yes, having the same problem only have gpedit.dll not gpedit.msc in sysWOW64 folder. Help!

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  16. D. Admin
    October 29, 2016 @ 5:31 AM

    To everyone experiencing errors installing the snap in, the following might be of some importance to you:

    You are more than likely experiencing errors because the program itself lacks the permissions to write to the required folders in ‘C:\Windows’, regardless of your account being an “administrator” account. The permissions for an account categorized as ‘Administrator’ when you create the account only gives access to useful areas of the system, but not the elevated permissions required to perform certain tasks.

    1.) Under ‘C:\Windows’, perform the following:

    Right Click > Properties > Security Tab > Advanced Button

    A window launches that lists the folder permissions. There might actually be two different sets of permissions listed for “Administrator” depending on the subfolder you are in. Your administrator account is limited when it comes to the OS folders.

    To allow the install to successfully copy the files and folders to the proper locations, you must perform the following:

    2.) From an admin account, launch an elevated command prompt. There are several ways to do this:

    a.) Windows Key > Type ‘cmd’ > Right Click ‘cmd’ shortcut > Run As Administrator

    b.) Right Click Start Menu > Click ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

    If you are successful, a command prompt will launch with the home directory of cmd.exe, which is ‘C:\Windows\system32’

    3.) At the prompt, type ‘net user administrator /active:yes’

    If you are successful the console will print a line telling you so. This will activate the master ‘Administrator’ account that belongs to the system for these such cases. (You cannot run some programs from this account, specifically many of the UWP apps for Windows 10.)

    4.) Log out of your current ‘Administrator’ account.
    5.) When you are returned to the user login screen you should now see a new account titled ‘Administrator’. Click it to login and wait for the environment to be setup by Windows for the first run.

    6.) ****IMPORTANT**** DO NOT Right Click > Run as Administrator for the downloaded files. It will run the programs under the incorrect admin settings that are assigned to a general admin account (the admin account you were using before), thus having no effective permissions.

    Run the above programs to install gpedit.msc and the associated DLLs.
    Run the appropriate BAT for you system architecture from the x86x64 package in ‘C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit’

    7.) Sign out of the ‘Administrator’ account.
    8.) Login to your previous admin account that you were using before.
    9.) Launch an elevated command prompt as an administrator as listed in step 2.
    10.) Type ‘net user administrator /active:no’ to shut off the ‘Administrator’ account. If you forget to do so, it will leave your system vulnerable to attack.

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    • Danilo Peretti de Castro
      November 4, 2016 @ 5:22 PM

      Thank you itechtics and D. Admin, it worked like a charm!

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    • Christian
      November 17, 2016 @ 4:07 PM

      I am following your steps carefully. But when I login in the new administrator account, I can’t neither open a browser, nor the necessary files are downloaded. How am I supposed to run the files if I haven’t them and I can’t dowload them, and how can I rembember the actions I need to do without following your guide on a browser? I can still download things in a pen drive and follow the guide from another laptop, but how can I be sure that other simply tasks, like opening a browser or transfering files from a pen drive will work?

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    • Jules
      November 27, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

      D. Admin:
      “3.) At the prompt, type ‘net user administrator /active:yes’
      If you are successful the console will print a line telling you so. This will activate the master ‘Administrator’ account that belongs to the system for these such cases. (You cannot run some programs from this account, specifically many of the UWP apps for Windows 10.)”

      And… if you AREN’T successful? then what?

      also what does this have to do with opening the advanced tab in the properties window for the system folder? I keep reading this looking for some purpose to opening the dialogue box but I am not seeing it…

      Thank you!

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  17. Joseph
    October 19, 2016 @ 1:10 PM

    My Win 10 says upon running gpedit.msc as Administrator:
    “an attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist”

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    • Robyn
      November 8, 2016 @ 12:32 AM

      Joseph, I got the same message, were you able to find a solution?

      Reply

    • Robyn
      November 8, 2016 @ 12:36 AM

      Joseph, I received the same error, wee you able to find a solution? Thanks!

      Reply

  18. Joseph
    October 19, 2016 @ 1:10 PM

    My Win 10 says upon running gpedit.msc as Administrator:
    “an attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist”

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  19. R Fechter
    October 16, 2016 @ 6:35 AM

    It started to work asking if I wanted this app to make changes to my hard drive. But then it said: “MCC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly. Name: m CLSID: {8FC0B734-A0E1-A7D3-0000F87571E3}.” Any ideas?

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  20. Luis Diez
    October 13, 2016 @ 5:54 AM

    Run Installer.exe from inside the same folder.

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  21. nay lin
    October 11, 2016 @ 2:44 PM

    I have done everythings , but still MMC error show. Please help me and let me know if there got any other way to solve . thank you 🙂

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    • Luis Diez
      October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 AM

      run installer.exe from within the C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit\

      Reply

  22. James Bell
    October 7, 2016 @ 8:19 PM

    Followed the instructions for download exactly. Got the MMC error. Followed the fix instructions exactly. Still have the MMC error. Running version 1607. Is there a fix for this version

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    • ReadAbookOnce
      October 29, 2016 @ 5:01 AM

      The first time I installed it on a 1511 and it worked fine.

      I “followed the instructions exactly” on 1607 as well and it didn’t work at first. But then I noticed that I hadn’t run the “Solving Common problems” section. Did that and it worked.

      Try going through the steps again exactly and pretend you DEFINITELY made a mistake, you might find you missed a small step. That’s what I did.

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  23. Robert John Bennett
    September 24, 2016 @ 6:22 PM

    Your suggestions are excellent. I was able to install the group policy editor on my tablet. However, there seems to be no way of changing the “Personalization” category, as there is in Windows 10 Pro. I wanted to be able to use “Personalization” in order to use my own lockscreen image, which seems impossible to change right now.

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    • Tulia
      September 29, 2016 @ 11:50 PM

      What in the world is VirusTotal? You may want to consider getting a better antivirus. >.>

      Reply

      • bw
        October 5, 2016 @ 3:39 PM

        @Tulia. Virus Total is a web service with 57 anti virus engines. Probably much better than the only one you use!
        And again. If you don’t know about computer stuff. Ever heard of Google?

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    • AS
      September 30, 2016 @ 10:42 PM

      The anniversary update removed the ability to disable the pre-lock screen image. I wouldn’t need to do this except that the image displayed on startup is not the image I had selected in lock screen settings. It is an image of their own choosing, which you cannot control. Thanks, Microsoft.

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  24. Anonymous
    September 22, 2016 @ 6:33 AM

    VirusTotal identifies this install as a trojan. Do not execute the file

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    • Tulia
      September 29, 2016 @ 11:50 PM

      What in the world is VirusTotal? You may want to consider getting a better antivirus. >.>

      Reply

      • Brian
        October 23, 2016 @ 11:38 PM

        Virus Total is the name of a free Anti Virus. You may want to consider making sure you know what you’re talking about before assuming someone should get a better anti virus. Sheesh!!

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  25. Anonymous
    September 22, 2016 @ 6:33 AM

    VirusTotal identifies this install as a trojan. Do not execute the file

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  26. Wireball
    September 20, 2016 @ 1:15 AM

    Most handy – this let me turn off Windows automatic rebooting on updates on Windows 10 Build (version) 1511, according to “winver”.

    I ran the enabler past virustotal.com, and aside from a couple of small-scale scanners that flagged it as potentially unwanted (probably due to the system files it touches), it appears clean (as of 2016-09-19, anyway).

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  27. Bruce
    September 16, 2016 @ 11:59 PM

    Does not work on Windows 10 Home 64 bit Build 1607
    It sorta worked on Windows 10 Home 64 bit Build 1511

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    • Allan
      September 24, 2016 @ 9:04 PM

      Here, here – I have the latest Windows 10 (Anniversary version) and GroupPolicyUsers is empty and I get the MMC error after applying your fix.
      Obviously there is an issue with Win 10 Anniversary version.
      Please tell us when a fix is available or how to remove your installed software.

      Reply

  28. Anonymous
    September 15, 2016 @ 4:59 AM

    Without the Temlates for Windows 10 it is useless.

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  29. Lee Reis
    September 13, 2016 @ 12:16 AM

    used the download button in the article, now I’ve got gpedit files all over the place and it won’t let me remove them. says I need permission from administrators to remove this file. I think this thing is a goddam Trojan, although both MacAfee and windows defender say its ok. I hope I don’t have to reinstall windows…shit!!!

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    • ReadAbookOnce
      October 29, 2016 @ 4:52 AM

      Get someone else to help you in person; you clearly have no idea what you’re doing. Your comment is full of nonsensical statements and hysteria.

      Maybe go back to writing things by hand and storing records in paper documents in filing cabinets.

      Because there’s no way you followed two steps correctly above and came to the above conclusions…..

      Not trying to be mean, just blunt.

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  30. Peter Rohr
    September 12, 2016 @ 8:11 PM

    Ich konnte dank Ihrer Anleitung “GPedit.msc” installieren und wenn ich Ihn im Konsolenfenster starte läuft er. Nur finde ich keinen Eintrag von “Cortana”. Beim Einschalten von Cortana heisst es, “Cortana wurde durch eine Unternehmensrichtlinie deaktiviert”. Deshalb habe ich Gpedir.msc installiert.
    Wer kann mir helfen, damit ich mit CORTANA arbeiten kann.
    Herzlichen Dank.
    $Freundlich grüsst
    Peter Rohr

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  31. André
    September 5, 2016 @ 8:31 PM

    Hey, still appear MMC could not create the snap-in…

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  32. Zeb
    September 2, 2016 @ 5:00 AM

    Super helpful! Thanks!

    Reply

  33. MikeG
    August 27, 2016 @ 9:36 PM

    Fantatstic documentation – works like a charm – you are my hero .. and you have a new fan 🙂

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  34. Ed Z
    August 27, 2016 @ 2:46 PM

    I initially tried this and after a couple tweaks it worked and it worked well however the latest Microsoft update clobbered it and it doesn’t work. Microsoft is doing it’s best to keep anyone from really getting into its OS and customizing it. I’ve tried a few other tweaks that used to work and once again…useless. Between this and the fact Win 10 is clobbering devices (nothing new to Microsoft) Win 10 may be one of the most hostile operating systems on the planet. It’s invasive towards your privacy, restricts customization and literally kills devices….. not a good thing. I’m moving to Apple soon because since I’ve been around since the dawn of Windows, I beta tested Geoworks which was better than Windows at the time, so I can really point the finger at Microsoft. It’s software through time, is hostile, invasive, destructive, costs you more money on all levels, really isn’t the best OS on the planet and is down right nosy in a bad way.

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  35. Ron
    August 24, 2016 @ 1:53 AM

    Having problems. I will post or attach what errors I’m getting in spite of the corrections. I hope I don’t have to re-install Windows 10 Home?

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  36. Kegang
    August 23, 2016 @ 12:09 AM

    I did all you said, to the end of the above article. After I run x64.bat as Administrator, I still get“MMC could not create the snap-in" error message .

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  37. Thiva
    August 16, 2016 @ 1:41 AM

    Im couldn’t access to the app package deployment in group policy!!! Why is that???

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  38. Dongbin Suh
    August 11, 2016 @ 9:51 AM

    I made a mistake by installing x86 bat on my 64 bit windows 10. It disabled service.msc and cannot make snaps in for gpedit.msc.

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  39. dongibn suh
    August 11, 2016 @ 9:49 AM

    I made a mistake by installing x86 bat in my 64 bit windows 10 and it disabled service.msc and gpedit.msc could not make snaps in.

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    • Kegang
      August 23, 2016 @ 12:19 AM

      I got exactly the same notice. HELP!!!!

      Reply

  40. EdZ2
    August 9, 2016 @ 5:34 PM

    Still unable to use gpedit. MMC could not create the snapin.

    Name:
    CLSID:{8FC0B734-A0E1-11D1-0000F87571E3}

    I ran everything as administrator. Win 10 64 bit.

    Been going crazy trying to get this to work. Any help is appreciated.

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  41. Thorgils
    August 3, 2016 @ 10:21 PM

    Running Win10 v1511 (x64). I followed all these instructions, including those specific to a 64-bit system. [Note that the “GroupPolicyUsers” folder appears to be empty.] But “Run gpedit.msc” still tells me that “Windows cannot find gpedit.msc.” Please advise.

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  42. Art
    July 30, 2016 @ 11:06 PM

    That ‘Group Policy Editor Installer’ is apparently infected
    CMC: WebToolbar.Win32.RK!O 20160728
    ViRobot: Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.901344[h]

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    • Aircrackng
      September 1, 2016 @ 7:29 PM

      You must be a mouth breather I know you used VirusTotal because I got the same results that’s 2 out of 55 also both of those AV’s are ancient and haven’t been updated in ages, pretty clearly are simply showing false positives. That happens when an Antiviral hasn’t been updated since XP ya know.

      How on gods green earth do you survive without common sense?

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  43. Art
    July 30, 2016 @ 11:05 PM

    That ‘Group Policy Editor Installer’ is appaerntly infected
    CMC: WebToolbar.Win32.RK!O 20160728
    ViRobot: Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.901344[h]

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    • Cyndi
      September 7, 2016 @ 3:58 AM

      Nope scanned it with Kaspersky – it said “No Threats”
      Ran Kaspersky to look up the reputation of this file and it said “Trusted”
      10,000 users Kaspersky Security users have used this app.
      That being said, it still does not work after the “Anniversary” Update of Win 10

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  44. Peter
    July 30, 2016 @ 8:27 AM

    When I run gpedit.msc, the program shows “Group Policy” not “Local Group Policy Editor”. And I cannot find many components, such as “windows defender”. What should I do?

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  45. Peter
    July 30, 2016 @ 8:20 AM

    I installed the program successfully.
    But when I run the gpedit.msc, the program shows “Group Policy”, not “Local Group Policy Editor”. And I cnnot find a lot of components, such as “Windows defender”. What should I do?

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  46. ASHUTOSH
    July 28, 2016 @ 6:54 PM

    In my system after installing setup file and Copy the following folders and files to C:\Windows\System32
    “GroupPolicy”, “GroupPolicyUsers" and gpedit.msc. no gpedit folder is created in c:\temp folder . what can I do?

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    • Y Dot
      October 24, 2016 @ 8:04 PM

      Life saver!

      Reply

  47. Romulo
    July 18, 2016 @ 6:07 AM

    SOLVED!! For those who is not working, try to run the file Setup.exe as administrator. That worked for me.

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    • FrankieB
      August 22, 2016 @ 6:53 PM

      Thank you! that worked well.

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    • Goku
      October 4, 2016 @ 8:17 PM

      Thank you, that worked for me on Windows 10 Home.

      Reply

  48. DjZoNe
    July 17, 2016 @ 8:08 PM

    Worked well, thank you! 😉

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  49. Yoli
    July 17, 2016 @ 5:13 AM

    It says that it’s not a mmc console or that I don’t have enough rights.

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  50. Eraj
    July 15, 2016 @ 7:04 PM

    I can’t thank you enough! Go on man! 🙂

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  51. Igmc
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:55 PM

    perfeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeecttt

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  52. Bad Dog
    July 12, 2016 @ 7:15 AM

    Really , using this GPE is only going to allow some tweaks, am I the only power user left on planet earth ??, I use REGEDIT to TWEAK windows since WIN 3.1 days and floppies were in. This is the only way to TWEAK WINDOWS and get what you want. Why waste your time trying to get a few functions when you and your monkey can easily open the registry and TWEAK TWEAK TWEAK more than the crackheads down the street. Been doing this so much I know where everything is in the registry by habit, all I can say is GOOGLE will teach you how, just look for tweaks and become your own IT Department.

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    • Smart Dog
      August 15, 2016 @ 9:13 PM

      Apparently you only have no idea how much faster it is to set a policy than to edit the registry for 150 computers. Oh, wait, they need another change, lets go change another 150 computers cause we are smart as crack heads and want to play in the registry to show we are power users

      Reply

  53. Adrian3199
    July 9, 2016 @ 1:35 PM

    Worked beautifully! Thank You.

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  54. Sm
    July 9, 2016 @ 10:44 AM

    gpedit.msc insalled successfully, but there is no Device Installation folder. I am trying to change device driver installation timeout using device installation folder in gpedit.msc. Please help?

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  55. angelo
    July 6, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

    this is not work for me!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t9Pb_3QAZI in other cases use this!
    finally i can!

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  56. Daniel Ali
    June 28, 2016 @ 10:49 PM

    Works well,Thank you.

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    • sasi
      July 7, 2016 @ 11:42 PM

      Yes it worked.. thank you

      Reply

  57. Sodium Chloride & Piper Nigrum
    June 28, 2016 @ 12:46 AM

    Worked perfect for me!
    Do everything in the directions. Before opening GPEDIT.MSC the first time go to C:\Windows\Temp\Gpedit in run the x64.bat First. This is what I did and is what I’m standing by. However I don’t know if that is a cure all or is a batch file that should be ran before running the snap-in.

    Just remember to use an Admin Level Command Line and navigate to the file folder where your version of the “GPEDIT.’MSC'” exit! For me that would be the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ directory… I mean File Folder. Worked a Charm.

    Muchas Gracias Usman

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  58. Jay
    June 26, 2016 @ 12:19 PM

    ty sir ^_^

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  59. lisa Irvin
    June 24, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

    the above instruction did not work for me

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  60. matthew
    June 22, 2016 @ 5:43 PM

    this does not work it still says that it does not exist

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    • Trollsalot
      June 24, 2016 @ 1:20 AM

      Sounds like an ID10T issue.

      Reply

  61. David
    June 20, 2016 @ 10:34 PM

    MMC could not create snap in

    can open up mmc but have message snap in may not have installed correctly
    then I have name with Japanese print
    CLSD 8FCOB734-AOE1-11D1- A7D3-0000F87571E3 please advise next move

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  62. AYUSH AGARWAL
    June 16, 2016 @ 11:19 AM

    even after all the process i am unable to resolve the last error.. mmc could not create snap in.

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  63. Holco
    June 14, 2016 @ 7:44 AM

    Personally I never try system hacks. Usually cause more problems than they solve. Group Policy Editor was removed from Home Editions simply because too many people were needing tech support after screwing something up. MS figures your average Pro user is less likely to do that. Groan all you want. That’s the way it’s likely to stay. However every thing you can do with GPE you can do in the registry. MS has made an Excel file available to show where to go to change what. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250 . Yes, it’s huge, but searching will usually find you want you need pretty quickly.

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  64. Sherry
    May 28, 2016 @ 12:16 PM

    there is no gpedit.msc file plzz help me

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  65. dontblink
    May 22, 2016 @ 3:05 PM

    FOR ANYONE THAT DOESNT WORK:
    (even after “Nerd Gamer Geek” youtube tutorial)
    press Windows button
    Type cmd -> open as Administrator!!
    type gpedit.msc

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  66. Lin Lin
    May 21, 2016 @ 2:31 AM

    I recently spilled a little water on my laptop, but I got it dried and everything seems function normally except an error message pops up every time I turn on the laptop – “Windows detected a hard disk problem”. On my Window 10 Home version, I don’t have Group Policy Editor, will it solve my problem if I install it? Everywhere I read, it says I need “gpedit.msc” to get rid of the error message. please advise. Thank you.

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    • Lex
      June 10, 2016 @ 5:13 AM

      Group Policy Editor has nothing to do with your hard disk errors.

      Although you might read this site’s information.

      http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disk-error-checking-windows-8

      It’s for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

      If you’re having hard disk errors and Win 10 won’t shut up about it, you may have a serious problem. It might be time to take it into the shop. Especially if you have a hybrid or SSD drive inside that computer.

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  67. MPz
    May 20, 2016 @ 3:42 PM

    Thanks for this tool. However, I would like to remove it from my system now as it is causing unresolvable errors in SFC / scannow (gpedit.dll, fdeploy.dll)

    Is this a case of deleting the install files or will I need to perform another action such as registry change?

    Many thanks for assistance with this.

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  68. Jatt CLUB
    May 16, 2016 @ 1:58 PM

    there is no gpedit.msc file found under Windows > “sysWOW64” folder. kindly help plz.

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    • kiwiboy
      May 20, 2016 @ 8:59 PM

      Run The setup.exe as admin for this to work btw.

      Reply

      • Aryan56960
        August 5, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

        i did it…. but it doesn’t work….. it still not apperaed

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    • dontblink
      May 22, 2016 @ 3:07 PM

      you can copy it form sys32 basically but you dont have to, try running cmd as administrator and type gpedit.msc

      Reply

  69. Jim
    May 12, 2016 @ 4:23 PM

    I tested this trick out years ago but it remains ineffective despite being enabled (and therefore a waste of time).

    Even though the Policy Editor GUI is then ‘enabled’ with this procedure, the effectiveness of it remains restricted/unaffected. Example: add a (GPEDIT – Local – Computer – Windows – Security – Software Restriction – Addtional ) Path Rule “C:\Windows\notepad.exe”, security: DISALLOWED should prevent notepad from being run. But still it remains executable. (By contrast, on a Professional Windows edition the same restriction does become active).

    So in short, it seems your wasting your time getting the GUI on Home editions as it still remains ineffective to the OS.

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  70. Regedit32
    May 8, 2016 @ 9:02 AM

    Hi,

    Thanks for the tips and suggestions on installing Group Policy Editor.

    I’ve managed to install and get it working, but I am unsure how you add any extra templates.

    When I open GPE, if I expand in the left pane I was hoping to get to:

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization

    Unfortunately neither Control Panel or Personalization are present.

    Likewise if I expand to:

    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization

    This time I can see Control Panel, but again Personalization is not present.

    I was hoping to disable Lock Screen but without this option in GPE I will have to resort to the Registry tweak via an elevated command prompt:

    REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization /v NoLockScreen /t REG_DWORD /d 00000001

    I don’t mind doing it this way, but was keen to start making use of the GPE a little more.

    Any advice or help to get that Personalization template for GPE would be truly appreciated.

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  71. Joel
    May 5, 2016 @ 9:43 PM

    I love you. Thank you for posting this.

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  72. Jean-Louis
    May 4, 2016 @ 12:18 PM

    Hello,
    Thank you for it but how to uninstall the program if we are no longer interested?

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  73. Dean
    May 3, 2016 @ 4:13 AM

    Thank you sooo much !

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  74. Cornelius
    April 30, 2016 @ 4:14 AM

    Quick question. On my programs and features installation list I now have an entry for “gpedt.ms 1.0 / Publisher: Richard”. Should I have an installation entry? All the discussion of “clicking the wrong link” w/in the comments has me a bit concerned. Thanks in advance! (sorry if this is a duplicate post as my first appeared to time-out).

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  75. Cornelius
    April 30, 2016 @ 4:10 AM

    I think I installed this correctly on a (x64) machine.

    *Quick question with respect to the installation. I looked at my programs and features installation list and now have an entry for “gpedt.msc 1.0, publisher: Richard”.

    Should I be seeing this? All the talk below on “clicking on the wrong link” has me a bit concerned. Better safe than sorry. Thank you!

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    • iTechtics Staff
      May 4, 2016 @ 11:02 PM

      Which file did you download? Is it the one which we mentioned in the article or someone in the comments? The comments one isn’t tested of course.

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      • Cornelius
        May 5, 2016 @ 12:46 AM

        It was the one in the main body of the article. “Richard” was the noted publisher on the .exe file and the program noted within my “Programs & Features” install list. Thanks for getting back!

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        • iTechtics Staff
          May 5, 2016 @ 9:54 AM

          Yup then it’s alright. The one mentioned in the article is tested and safe.

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          • Osprey
            July 8, 2016 @ 3:06 AM

            I would welcome the staff testing my installer and, once convinced that it’s safe and works (without the extra steps some are needing with the original installer), hosting it on your own server and linking it in the article. That would resolve the issue that’s come up of people clicking on the wrong links. Unfortunately, the site that I chose to upload it to has started running an ad that puts a 2nd, fake, green “Download” button right next to the real, blue one and some people are clicking on that, instead. I would upload it elsewhere and change the link, but I can’t edit posts here. If you were to host my installer and link it in the article, however, fewer people would go looking through these comments for help. Please consider it. Thanks.

  76. Zander
    April 29, 2016 @ 12:54 AM

    thank you. worked perfectly for me.

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  77. Felipe acuña
    April 22, 2016 @ 11:28 AM

    it doestn work anymore, sicne the last mayor update, even doing the batch thing, it still says “MMC could not create the snap-in"

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  78. Jacques Chatenay
    April 20, 2016 @ 3:57 AM

    This worked fine as far as it went. My problem is that I want to apply a policy to a specific user so I need to be able to add the group policy editor as a snap in to the MMC when I open the mmc the and try to add a snap in the group policy editor is not available I can run gpedit.msc no problem but I can not figure out how to apply the policy to one user with the mmc

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  79. Kevin
    April 19, 2016 @ 10:28 PM

    If you enable and ue the hidden administrator account, it works every time.

    http://www.ghacks.net/2014/11/12/how-to-enable-the-hidden-windows-10-administrator-account/

    KG

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    • Saikumar
      April 23, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

      Thank you. It worked

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    • iTechtics Staff
      April 27, 2016 @ 2:01 PM

      Kevin thanks for the update. I have tried it and it works while running as an administrator. If it doesn’t work with standard admin, everyone should try it using the super admin mode as suggested by Kevin.

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  80. Jun
    April 14, 2016 @ 8:19 PM

    I installed and replaced the files. Duplicated the files in sysWOW64, thus can search gor gpedit.msc. Installed file x86.bat and x64.bat, run the files as well. But I am still facing the “MMC could not create the snap-in” issue.

    Could it be that there is a sequence to install the files? Or did I miss a step?

    Please help. Thank you!

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    • Arslan Mehar
      April 16, 2016 @ 11:08 AM

      same problem is comming to me

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  81. eeee
    April 14, 2016 @ 3:09 AM

    Where’s App Package Deployment??

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  82. David Sanchez
    April 13, 2016 @ 10:23 PM

    When I try running Win key+r, gpedit.msc, ok. I get an error: An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist.
    I have followed all the steps listed above.

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  83. Daniel
    April 10, 2016 @ 2:55 AM

    i did all these steps and it worked but i want to get to app package deployment but i do not have that option is there any way i can get that option?

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    • vivek
      April 13, 2016 @ 11:21 AM

      pls help with this.. the app package deployment option is not available.

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