Are you trying to start the Local Group Policy Editor using the gpedit.msc command on Windows 11 Home? And you get the error “Can’t find gpedit.msc. Please check if the name is correct and try again”? The fact is that there are no group policies in the home edition.
The lack of a group policy editor in the Windows 11 Home Edition is a headache for users. They are limited in the settings of the operating system. All simple manipulations that can be performed quickly and easily using Group Policy have to be edited through the registry editor, which is very incomprehensible, confusing and difficult for ordinary users.
Group Policy is a tool that allows network administrators to change the ability to enable/disable many important settings. Group policies contain all settings that can be changed in a couple of clicks. Unfortunately, Microsoft does not include the Gpedit feature in Windows 11 Home edition. And users have to change the “kosher” parameters through the registry.
How to Enable gpedit.msc in Windows 11 Home
Method 1: Using Bat File
If you are using Windows 11 Home then you may receive the error “cannot find gpedit.msc”. In this case, there is a solution to install group policies without a third-party program. You can use the bat file that includes the group policies script.
Step 1: Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop and select New > Text Document. For convenience, We named it gpedit.txt.
Step 2: Copy the code below and paste it into the created text document.
@echo off pushd “%~dp0″dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3*.mum >List.txt dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3*.mum >>List.txtfor /f %%i in (‘findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul’) do dism /online /norestart /add-package:”%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i” pause
Step 3: In a text document, click in the upper left corner on the “File” tab and select “Save As”. In a new window, specify the file type “All files” and change the file extension to .bat, then click “save”.
Step 4: On the desktop, if we saved it there, there will be a file with the bat extension. You can delete the gpedit.txt file, it is no longer needed. Right-click on gpedit.bat and select run as administrator. Next, there will be an automatic installation of group policies in Windows 11 Home.
Step 5: Start Group Policy by pressing the Win + R key combination and entering gpedit.msc.
Method 2: Using Policy Plus
Policy Plus is a freeware program that perfectly activates the local group policy editor “Gpedit.msc” in Windows 11 Home. This tool is licensed to run on Windows 11, so you can run it without any problem breaking terms. Policy Plus resembles a real-life policy editor.
Step 1: Download Policy Plus from the Github repository. Once the download is complete, open the file and you will immediately get a simple clean interface with all the policy settings in categories and subcategories.
Step 2: Click “Help” and then “Acquire ADMX Files”. In the window that appears, click “Begin”. This will download the complete set of policies from Microsoft.
Step 3: You can start adjusting the parameters of your Windows 11 Home system.