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Group Policy Object Editor doesn't exist in anyway, shape or form RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello there,

    I want to disable the lock screen on my Windows 8.
    So I used this help from a Microsoft website - technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731745.aspx - on how to "Open the local Group Policy Editor". 

    It says to search for gpedit.msc - Which I couldn't find.
    So I searched for MMC and did the following: 

    1. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

    2. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click Group Policy Object Editor, and then click Add.

    The problem is: In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, there was no Group Policy Object Editor.

    Where is it? Why don't I have it? How do I fix it?!

    Thanks in advance,

    Dima.

    Friday, November 2, 2012 11:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi Dima

    Are you sure you have Windows 8 Pro installed?

    The only reason the Group Policy Editor might be missing is if you have the Windows 8 Core version installed.

     

    Regards

    • Marked as answer by DimaMotel Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:48 PM
    Saturday, November 3, 2012 6:28 AM
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  • Hi Dima

    Are you sure you have Windows 8 Pro installed?

    The only reason the Group Policy Editor might be missing is if you have the Windows 8 Core version installed.

     

    Regards

    • Marked as answer by DimaMotel Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:48 PM
    Saturday, November 3, 2012 6:28 AM
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  • Hello Ronnie,

    You know what, It might be it.
    How do I know what version of Windows 8 do I have on my PC?

    Thx. 

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:03 AM
  • Hi Dima

    On the Desktop, press WinKey+R to display the Run dialog box.

    Type Winver and press OK.

    This will display the window showing the version of Windows.

    Let us know what you find.

    Regards

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 6:15 PM
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  • There - https://www.dropbox.com/s/6wuqa3gssxrqnc2/888.jpg.bmp
    This is what I got. It says "Version 6.2 (Build 9200)".

    Dose it help?

    Thx,

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 6:57 PM
  • Hi Dima

    You have the Windows 8 Core version.

    The Windows 8 Pro version will show the following.

    Winver8Pro

    Regards

    • Marked as answer by DimaMotel Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:48 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by DimaMotel Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:48 PM
    Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:40 PM
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  • Thank you very much Ronnie for your kind assistance.

    So I guess, because I have the "core" version, I'm not able to see the Group Policy Object Editor.

    Anyhow, I've manged to disable the opening screen, just by using Windows 8 settings.

    Take care,
    Dima.

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:48 PM
  • Thank you very much Ronnie for your kind assistance.

    So I guess, because I have the "core" version, I'm not able to see the Group Policy Object Editor.

    Anyhow, I've manged to disable the opening screen, just by using Windows 8 settings.

    Take care,
    Dima.

    Hi Dima

    If the advanced tools, such a the Group Policy Editor are important to you, you do have a couple of options.

    1. You can use the Windows 8 Pro Pack to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. This includes a free Media Center add-on.

    Add features - Microsoft Windows:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs

    2. Most of the Group Policy Objects are Registry Based. There is a download available for an Excel document that shows all of the Windows 8 group policy objects, including the associated Registry settings for each object. In Windows 8 Core, you can enable any of the group policies by making the registry change.

    Download Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server from Official Microsoft Download Center:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?amp;displaylang=en&displaylang=en&id=25250



    Regards


    Saturday, November 3, 2012 9:37 PM
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  • Dear RonnieI read your Post. So I Have Download all the above files. Then What Do have to Do with It. I need to disable Skydrive (One Drive ) From my laptop.Please Do advice what to do.

    Thanks

    ashesh

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:23 PM
  • Excuse me.. what about windows 10 home?

    i cant find Group Policy in Win 10 Home..

    Monday, February 25, 2019 4:20 AM