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How to Add Local Group Policy Editor to Control Panel in Windows

The Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the the Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings of Local Group Policy objects can be managed.

Computer Configuration
Administrators can use Computer Configuration to set policies that are applied to computer, regardless of who logs on to the computers. Computer Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.

User Configuration
Administrators can use User Configuration to set policies that apply to users, regardless of which computer they log on to. User Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.

By default, policies set in the Local Group Policy Editor are applied to all users unless you apply user policy settings for administrators, specific user, or all users except administrators.

This tutorial will show you how to add a Local Group Policy Editor applet to the Control Panel for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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