How to Open Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 11?

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Suppose you don’t know what Group Policy is. In that case, it is a feature of the Windows operating system that facilitates a wide range of advanced settings that network administrators use to control users’ working environments and computer accounts in Active Directory. The Group Policy is a centralized place for administrators to manage and configure operating systems, applications, and users’ settings.

Local Group Policy Editor is a handy tool for Windows users, but still, it is not part of the Home edition. This snap-in is available in Windows 11 Pro and above and in enterprise editions only. Although gpedit.msc is not a part of Home edition Windows, you can still not use tweaks that require the Local Group Policy Editor. For that, you need to take the help of the Registry Editor. If not, you can download and run the script to enable Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 11 Home edition if you need it.

There are many ways to open Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 11. In this growupwindows article, we will review all of them.

How to Access Local Group Policy Editor using Run dialog?

Step 1. First, press Windows + R keys from the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. After that, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard when the Run box opens:-


Now Local Group Policy Editor opens.

How to Open Local Group Policy Editor through Windows Search?

Step 1. First, click on the Start button on the Taskbar.

Alternatively, press Windows + S keys on the keyboard to access Windows Search menu.

Step 2. When Windows Search opens, type gpedit.msc in the search box at the top.

Step 3. After that, select the gpedit.msc to open the Local Group Policy Editor window.

How to Start Local Group Policy Editor from Settings app?

To open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 11 from the Settings app, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys simultaneously on the keyboard.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, type gpedit in the Settings search box.

Step 3. You will see Edit Group Policy in search results. Then, click Edit Group Policy to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.

How to Open Windows 11 Local Group Policy Editor from Control Panel?

Similar to Windows Settings app, the Control Panel search also finds Local Group Policy Editor. To open gpedit.msc from Control Panel, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open Control Panel.

For that, open the Run dialog box by hitting Windows + R keys. In the Run box, type Control Panel and hit Enter from the keyboard or click the OK button.


Step 2. When Control Panel opens, type Group Policy in the search box on the right top corner.

Step 3. Finally, click the Edit Group Policy to launch Local Group Policy Editor in the search results.

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