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NO gpedit.msc on windows 7 home premium 64 bit???

    Question

  • I been looking up threads to help me but none did. One showed a link to download it (although when I do that it is not compatible with my version of windows) Another way which i found works for most users is to copy gpedit.msc from system32 to sysWOW64 and it solved their problem. Well my issue is the file is not on my system (i searched for it and nope both manually and with a windows system search.)

    The main Reason I need this is to stop my Laptop from installing the "Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver" on boot when I uninstall it. I need to tell windows to stop auto installation of drivers I have NEVER had this problem before (probably because in xp you could simply say no but not in win7.........

    TYIA

    (I also posted this in Windows Server Forums > Group Policy > as I dont know where to put this i hope it is seen and i figure this out)

    Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:33 PM

Answers

  • Group Policy Editor or gpedit.msc is not included with Windows 7 or Vista Home Premium. It's only available in Windows 7/Vista Business, Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

    The gpedit.msc is basically a front-end for various registry settings and so you can open the Registry Editor and change the key/s listed in the table.

    But Windows Home Premium users can refer this spreadsheet from Microsoft. It lists the same group policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files delivered with Windows 7. These files are used to expose policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects (GPOs) using Group Policy Object Editor (also known as GPEdit).

    Using these settings the Home Premium user can do the same things via Registry Editor, what otherwise Ultimate users can do via Group Policy Editor!


    Rich Prescott | Infrastructure Architect, Windows Engineer and PowerShell blogger | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    Engineering Efficiency
    @Rich_Prescott
    Client System Administration tool
    AD User Creation tool
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:39 PM

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  • Group Policy Editor or gpedit.msc is not included with Windows 7 or Vista Home Premium. It's only available in Windows 7/Vista Business, Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

    The gpedit.msc is basically a front-end for various registry settings and so you can open the Registry Editor and change the key/s listed in the table.

    But Windows Home Premium users can refer this spreadsheet from Microsoft. It lists the same group policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files delivered with Windows 7. These files are used to expose policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects (GPOs) using Group Policy Object Editor (also known as GPEdit).

    Using these settings the Home Premium user can do the same things via Registry Editor, what otherwise Ultimate users can do via Group Policy Editor!


    Rich Prescott | Infrastructure Architect, Windows Engineer and PowerShell blogger | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    Engineering Efficiency
    @Rich_Prescott
    Client System Administration tool
    AD User Creation tool
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:39 PM
  • But Windows Home Premium users can refer this spreadsheet from Microsoft <http://www.thewindowsclub.com/unravel-tweaks-hacks-buried-inside-windows-7-group-policy-editor>. It lists the same group policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files delivered with Windows 7. These files are used to expose policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects (GPOs) using Group Policy Object Editor (also known as GPEdit).

    Good stuff! Thank you for the link!


    SC Tom

    Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:51 PM
  • But Windows Home Premium users can refer this spreadsheet from Microsoft <http://www.thewindowsclub.com/unravel-tweaks-hacks-buried-inside-windows-7-group-policy-editor>. It lists the same group policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files delivered with Windows 7. These files are used to expose policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects (GPOs) using Group Policy Object Editor (also known as GPEdit).

    Good stuff! Thank you for the link!


    SC Tom

    I have win 7 64 home premium, and I need to setup users and group for Oracle.
    I dont think I will go and edit the registery to do so, I would realy like to have this Gpedit.
    I can understand professionals sysadmin, scripting GPO's for security but this is not my case, I just whant to do some DB studies with Oracle and SQLdev.

    Thank you for the information.


    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:22 PM
  • This is what I did to get the Group Policy Editor or gpedit.msc working on my windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

    I read and followed the instructions on Tweaking with Vishal titled: How to Enable “Group Policy Editor” (gpedit.msc) in Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions?

    Friday, July 06, 2012 12:58 PM
  • SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO typically MS! Charge more for a truly half finished os, and get a helluva lot less features. I don't give MS 10 years til it's like a third world company.
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:08 PM