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#1 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 01:13 PM

I'm using Vista Home Premium and I tried to run gpedit.msc from the Run command. It says that the file is not found. I found gpedit.dll and a couple others in my System directory but no gpedit.msc

I found out through a google search that it does not come with Vista HP. :huh:

Where can I download a copy of this file and which directory should I place it in? Maybe the copy from XP would work?

I don't want to do all the registry tweeks manually in Group Policy for obvious reasons.

Thanks. :huh:

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:26 PM

Have you seen this?
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 07:09 AM

From this link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetma...06/11/VistaGPO/

Just type GPMC.MSC at the Windows Vista Start | Search command prompt and you're ready to go.


If not logged on to a Domain Account than I believe that you'll have to use Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) - but I'm not real familiar with these things.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 07:23 AM

There is no group policy editor in Home Premium.

There was a way to get it to work in XP Home, so I guess it might be doable in Vista as well. But it involves far more than just downloading a few files. If your goal is to avoid mucking about in the registry your out of luck.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:43 AM

There is no secpol.msc in Vista Home premium either :huh:

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 08:28 PM

Have you seen this?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;DisplayLang=en


Yes, and I downloaded it. What an eyesore. :huh: I see that it gives you the registry key to change, but what do you change it to? Eg. do I modify this key to a different value to toggle between the activate & deactivates? :huh:

Microsoft seems to have deceived us here...I compared the features of the versions very carefully. Why did they leave gpedit.msc and secpol.msc unavailable for HP??

There is no group policy editor in Home Premium.

There was a way to get it to work in XP Home, so I guess it might be doable in Vista as well. But it involves far more than just downloading a few files. If your goal is to avoid mucking about in the registry your out of luck.


Mr. Alpha, how was it done in XP Home? If the reg tweek isn't too complex, I might give it a shot. :huh:

Many thanks. :huh:

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:56 AM

I wouldn't do the XP Home reg tweak in Vista. It would most likely destroy the installation. You would need a Vista specific reg tweak.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:58 AM

There aren't many references about making Group Policy work in Vista. Try placing a copy of gpedit.msc in your C:\Windows\System32 folder and try to launch it (probably won't work, but it's worth a shot).

Otherwise all the tips that I've read suggest doing it with registry edits.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:01 AM

At least the XP version of gpedit.msc required four or five dll files as well, which you would need to register.
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