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    SoundMix is offline Beginner
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    Default Cannot open local group policy editor in windows 7 home premium

    New computer with Win 7 premium. When I try to start Gpedit.msc the "local Group Policy Editor" window opens with the following message, "MMC could not create the snap-in". Is there a fix for this? Thank you.

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    Gpedit is not available in Windows 7 Home premium

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    Thank you!

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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!

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    I found a good article in Microsoft Resources, this won't help you, but its a good info read
    Ways to open the Group Policy snap-in

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    Thanks Ritesh for the documentation link, though it is documented for Windows XP but works fine with other versions also....

    Group Policy is a powerful system management and deployment tool.....mostly useful for system/network administrators...Home versions of windows are designed for home customers who use it for there daily works. that's why in my opinion Microsoft don't think it necessary to include it in Home premium or basic versions of Windows Vista or 7...

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