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  1. Rob
    March 24, 2017 @ 2:40 PM

    I miss the next branch : Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions. What to do?

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  2. Ninja Turtle
    March 23, 2017 @ 10:48 PM

    Followed all steps to the letter, did not work for me.
    I upgraded 8.1 to 10, french , x64 family edition 🙁

    GPedit gives me a 1 liner chineese mumbo characters! and nothing else…

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  3. BillGates
    March 20, 2017 @ 9:44 PM

    Windows 10 Home x64, getting error?

    “MMC could not create the snap-in”

    You have to run the x64.bat file in an Admin Command Prompt. It will not work if you right-click the bat file and run as Admin. Sounds stupid but that is Windows for ya.

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  4. abby
    March 10, 2017 @ 8:59 PM

    it really works. You just have to run the batch file using command prompt run as administrator.

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  5. treecat
    March 10, 2017 @ 1:46 AM

    Thanks Bonzai for reiterating Skar’s solution. After following the steps above, this final solution worked for me.
    As Skar suggested “opening command prompt (cmd) as an administrator and opening the C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit\ folder and running x64.bat (I have 64 bit system). Now, gpedit works fine…."

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  6. Ed
    March 7, 2017 @ 5:03 PM

    I can not remove Cortana from my system. I hate it. I did not ask for it. Screw you.

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  7. Cdn_bushwhacker
    March 4, 2017 @ 6:01 AM

    I had the same error message. I hadn’t run the setup.exe as Administrator. Then I got the “MMC could not create the snap-in" in the Group Policy Editor when it did run. Then followed the instructions to replace the “x64.bat” – ran as Administrator as I’m using Win10 x64 Home. Worked!

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  8. chas hanson
    March 2, 2017 @ 6:22 PM

    Mistah Bonzai has the solution for me look down the list , run the cmd prompt as administrator, navigate to windows/temp/gpedit then type in x64.bat

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  9. abishek thakur
    March 2, 2017 @ 1:06 PM

    aosme its works
    thanks

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  10. Asmeer Abubackar
    February 27, 2017 @ 9:21 PM

    I couldn’t able to open gpedit even after the following steps.
    What should i do to get the group policy editor.

    Pls reply me now.

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  11. Sebby Frick
    February 25, 2017 @ 5:10 AM

    god damn you idiots IT DOSENT WORK AND WHY TF IS HARDER TO WORK ON X64 SYSTEMS, HUH. I WANT AN ANSWER AND I WILL BAN THIS SITE THROUGH GHOSTERY.EVERYONE HAS X64 SYSTEMS

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  12. Alex
    February 24, 2017 @ 7:06 AM

    Window 10 is horrible product possible only in the market effectively monopolized and corrupted.

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  13. Ejaz Ahmad
    February 22, 2017 @ 9:59 PM

    After following all the steps still showing MMC could not create the snap-in….Please help me out.

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  14. Abhishek
    February 18, 2017 @ 8:29 PM

    I couldn’t able to open gpedit even after the following steps.
    What should i do to get the group policy editor.

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  15. Maria
    February 18, 2017 @ 5:43 PM

    after doing this step “Download the following zip file and unzip it to C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit\. This should replace two files x86.bat and x64.bat." still I m getting “MMC could not create the snap-in"

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  16. jay-jay
    February 16, 2017 @ 10:08 PM

    after following all instructions. i glanced in the end thread of cmd “cannot find file specified”. i ran gpedit.msc and that’s the end result. so it didn’t work. even the bat files didn’t work. i followed every thing step by step. solutions pls?

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  17. Jack
    February 15, 2017 @ 7:55 PM

    I have two identical PC systems at home, Windows 10 prof, build 14393, 64 bit.
    one PC works great with the patch! The other does not work with the user names displayed on login screen.
    No error messages using gpedit.msc editor, works OK. Script parameters look like it is not being executed.
    Are there any log files or folders/files/permissions to check?
    Thanks,
    Jack

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  18. John
    February 14, 2017 @ 6:24 PM

    still showing MMC could not create the snap-in after following the instructions….

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  19. Mistah Bonzai
    February 12, 2017 @ 8:53 AM

    As Skar suggested “opening command prompt (cmd) as an administrator and opening the C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit\ folder and running x64.bat (I have 64 bit system). Now, gpedit works fine….” Did the trick for me.

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  20. amita
    February 9, 2017 @ 6:29 PM

    after doing this step “Download the following zip file and unzip it to C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit\. This should replace two files x86.bat and x64.bat.” still I m getting “MMC could not create the snap-in”

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  21. Alexander
    February 4, 2017 @ 1:46 PM

    When i install this package based on Windows 10 Homme x64bits, and call gpedit.msc and next “Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update>Configure Automatic Updates” on the windows where i give “enable” and “Notify for download and notify for install” i see underneath an inscription “Supported on: Windows server 2003, XP SP1, 2000 SP3” – never written “Windows 10”. Configuration and setting which do not affect the system and Windows continue to Automatic updates. Whether it’s the installation package for gpedit.msc on Windows 10 or you give other links…

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  22. seb
    January 31, 2017 @ 6:14 PM

    how to uninstall this?

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  23. Seb
    January 31, 2017 @ 6:13 PM

    How to unintall this?

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  24. Viridel
    January 27, 2017 @ 5:15 AM

    Using the Admid-CMD system, I show that I have 4 files where “Access Denied” – unfortunately, I can’t review which files are the ones blocked:

    … skipping to where it fails, everything else was Successful
    Successfully processed 6 files; Failed processing 0 files
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    Access is denied.
    0 file(s) copied.
    Access is denied.
    0 file(s) copied.
    Access is denied.
    0 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    Access is denied.
    0 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.
    1 file(s) copied.

    C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit>

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  25. Vlad
    January 23, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

    I have to do some more moves doing the same way:
    Program appmgr.dll was also missing, and I should to copy it from installed OS to the WOW folder. Then run X64.bat once more. And that was it – succesfull!

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  26. Vladimirs Žguļovs
    January 23, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

    I have to do some more moves doing the same way:
    Program appmgr.dll was also missing, and I should to copy it from installed OS to the WOW folder. Then run X64.bat once more. And that was it – succesfull!

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  27. Vladimirs Žguļovs
    January 23, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

    I have to some more moves doing the same way:
    Program appmgr.dll was also missing, and I should to copy it from installed OS to the WOW folder. Then run X64.bat once more. And that was it – succesfull!

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  28. Daryl
    January 23, 2017 @ 6:12 AM

    I followed instructions step by step but when I run gpedit.msc I get this error msge “An attempt was made to reference a token that doesn’t exist” I run win 10 64bit.

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  29. Abraham
    January 18, 2017 @ 8:04 AM

    I had followed all what had mentioned in this article, I still have the “MMC could not create the snap-in" error. What’s wrong???

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  30. Nate g
    January 10, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

    Ok so i believe i had the install go according to plan. I get the snapin to run. Its the outdated looking version. I assume that it is running correctly.

    Now the problem im having is how do i get the windows 10 templates on here. I attempted to get them from microsoft but the tables available were in a different format and was not compatible.

    Is it supposed to be antiquated? Is there a way to reverse the xml tables into the supprted format? Is there another option?

    My reason for going through this is that i got hit with an adware trojan and it decimated my group policies within my registry.

    Ive seen others mention the problem of not having the applicable templates but no responses to the fact.

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  31. Martin
    January 8, 2017 @ 7:47 AM

    Right-clicking on the bat file for x64 and running as admin did not work for me either, but Skar’s idea of doing the cmd prompt as admin and running it worked fine.

    Now to find an article on how to use the darn thing……

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  32. Al Weber
    January 7, 2017 @ 7:56 PM

    Thanks for this article.

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  33. Barry
    January 6, 2017 @ 2:01 PM

    For those having difficulties with the simple instructions. PLEASE SEE the comment by D Admin below dated October 29, 2016. If you follow what it says there it will work. Pay careful attention to steps 4-6. In Step 4, where is says “Log out of your current ‘Administrator’ account” it means to simply log off of your existing windows account. (Do NOT be confused and RESTART your computer.) If you click on START, there should be an icon for your windows account on the left side of the screen above the 4 icons for power, settings, file explorer, and documents. Right click on that icon and choose “Sign Out” to get to the initial Win login screen.

    This will bring you to “Step 5” where you will see a new account “Administrator”. Click on it to login. It will be a new account and so be patient because Windows will have to set up the account before you will be able to use it.

    For “Step 6” I had to go to /Windows/users/ and go into my regular account user name directory and then to ‘downloads’ directory in there to find the original downloaded installation file. Since you are in the “master admin” account you can go into any user directory.

    Once I found the downloaded install file I simply followed the original instructions and then – since I have a 64bit Win installation – I copied and pasted the two directories and the gpedit.msc file into the System32 directory.

    After completing those steps the gpedit program worked without any more errors!

    Then I logged out of the Administrator account (Step 7) and back into my regular Windows account (Step 8) and completed the rest of the steps.

    I thought I would add this little bit of extra context in case some might benefit from it. 🙂 🙂 Cheers!

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  34. skar
    January 4, 2017 @ 7:43 PM

    Thx for the wonderful article. But even after following all the steps gpedit.msc was not working…I solved it by opening command prompt (cmd) as an administrator and opening the C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit\ folder and running x64.bat (I have 64 bit system). Now, gpedit works fine….I think instead of directly running x86.bat or x64.bat in the last step…run it in cmd as an administrator…

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  35. Ev
    January 3, 2017 @ 2:50 PM

    Thanks a lot! It works well. Keep making good tutorials!!:)

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  36. Peli
    December 31, 2016 @ 1:47 AM

    Still have an MMC error.
    File is not a valid MMC console or has been created by an earlier MMC version.

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  37. James Frahm
    December 25, 2016 @ 3:59 AM

    This worked perfectly on Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986!!
    Thanks a bunch.

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  38. Shawn
    December 24, 2016 @ 8:12 AM

    I in stalled this editor to Disable Cortana; there are many ways to do this through “hacks” and so forth but, using the local group policy editor is the only way to prevent the program from running in the background and eating a little CPU and memory up, as well as privacy concerns! I had issues at first but, login as admin from tips in the article completed a successful install. My problem is after all that I do not see a search file in gpedit.msc like the Windows 10 Pro editions have. My console and capabilities differ. Looks like an older edition from XP? Is there an update or fix for this. Please, see this video for info on the disable procedure for Cortana.
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=How+to+disable+cortana+properly%3f&&view=detail&mid=483EEDA8C9BC01FDE57A483EEDA8C9BC01FDE57A&FORM=VRDGAR
    Thanks for all the work and a great management console.

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  39. raff
    December 23, 2016 @ 9:43 PM

    i have the same problems like many others here, followed the instructions, but still get told “MMC snapin not working”. can anybody help, please?! have been trying for weeks now to solve the path length issue which would be very important. it’s drivin me insane!

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  40. Jimmie
    December 23, 2016 @ 3:30 AM

    followed everything six times; still no honey. i have also activated net framework 3.5, still nothing. help.

    window 10 Home 64 bit/ build -???? (does it really mater?)

    again help – also is there another way to do what needs to be done without going into the registry?

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  41. Ray
    December 20, 2016 @ 6:25 AM

    Running gpedit.msc as Administrator from System32 folder gives me an error:

    An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist.

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  42. Ray
    December 20, 2016 @ 6:23 AM

    Running gpedit.msc on Win10 Home Ed (64bit) from System32 folder gice me an error message:
    An Attempt Was Made to Reference Token That Does Not Exist.

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  43. Tin Tin Htwe
    December 16, 2016 @ 3:32 PM

    i followed all step mentioned above, still i am getting MMC could not create the snap-in.

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    • Antonio Lee
      December 18, 2016 @ 6:24 AM

      i am also having this problem.. someone please help

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  44. dsadasd
    December 15, 2016 @ 12:40 AM

    throw installer GPEdit do c: windows \ temp and there and installed!

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  45. Bennie Bryant Jr
    December 12, 2016 @ 3:42 PM

    MISSING gpedit.msc. When I Got To This Step: Copy the following folders and files to C:\Windows\System32
    “GroupPolicy“, “GroupPolicyUsers" and gpedit.msc. gpedit.msc. was not there ONLY: gpedit.dll gpedit gpprnext.dll gpresult gptext.dll gpupdate BUT NO gpedit.msc. ????? Bennie Bryant: bennie.bryant1958@gmail.com

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    • jcee
      January 4, 2017 @ 9:50 AM

      i did not have it either but there is a gpedit folder so I put that in and it worked fine ( not the gpetit.dll )

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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. Kelly
    November 25, 2016 @ 12:08 AM

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

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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. 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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    • mel2k
      December 16, 2016 @ 2:10 AM

      The gpedit.msc file doesn’t appear in the sysWOW64 folder until after you install the gpedit setup executable.

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  61. 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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      • Metafaniel
        December 22, 2016 @ 2:54 AM

        I also agree “D. Admin” comment should be added to the main article as it’s steps are necessary to accomplish the task successfully. THANKS for being so kind and share a real solution. THANKS!

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    • Virat
      December 16, 2016 @ 8:28 AM

      Please attach this article in the main article above.
      It worked for me.

      Thank You.

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  62. 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?

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    • Robyn
      November 8, 2016 @ 12:36 AM

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

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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. Luis Diez
    October 13, 2016 @ 5:54 AM

    Run Installer.exe from inside the same folder.

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  66. 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\

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  67. 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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  68. 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. >.>

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      • 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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  69. 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. >.>

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      • 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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  70. Anonymous
    September 22, 2016 @ 6:33 AM

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

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  71. 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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  72. 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.

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

    Without the Temlates for Windows 10 it is useless.

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  74. 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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  75. 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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  76. André
    September 5, 2016 @ 8:31 PM

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

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

    Super helpful! Thanks!

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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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

  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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!

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  92. 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.

      Reply

    • Goku
      October 4, 2016 @ 8:17 PM

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

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

    Worked well, thank you! 😉

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  94. 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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  95. Eraj
    July 15, 2016 @ 7:04 PM

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

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

    perfeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeecttt

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  97. 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