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Editing Local Security Policy in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Group Policy Editor is a built-in tool present in almost all post-Windows 98 Microsoft operating systems. Group Policy Editor helps administrators make advanced configurations in Windows operating systems in order to customize the OS to best fit their requirements. When Windows 8 is installed in a small network, where peer-to-peer infrastructure is established, Group Policy Editor can be used to configure the OS on each Windows 8 computer individually.
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Use new Windows 8 Group Policy settings to control the Windows 8.1 UI

I was trying to turnoff the login screen since I don’t take my computers out and use them on the go, and my dogs aren’t a viable threat to mess with any files on my network.

I did manage to find another way to do this after rummaging around user accounts, but it’s not permanent, so I constructed a registry key and Q word value for NoLockScreen assigning a value of “1” which is said to work in many forums including this one.

I also made a Q word value for NoLoginScreen to see if that would help. I tried using a blank MMC and adding a snap-in, but you can’t do that because Group Policy Editor has been omitted from thelist of snap-ins. This was not the case in Windows 7. I also went to the Group Policy listing in Services services. The “Startup Type” is Automatic trigger start” yet when you right click the entryproperties Start is ghosted out and Restart is ghosted out for this entry on the left, and it’s available for most Service Listings.

There is a way to download an Excel sheet of the GP settings in the registry, but that’s a stilted time consuming way to use Group Policy Editor settings compared to the snap-in of Group Policy Editor readily available by default in Windows 7, Vista, and probably XP. Pasting a folder from System32 folder does nothing. One difference in the Services Listing for Windows 7 where it comes up by default and Windows 8 is that both have Automatic Startup types but Windows 8 has the words trigger start besides the listing of Startup type as automatic.

There are many suggestions in the IT pro books I have for getting Group Policy and virtually none of the work. An Overview for IT Pros. That exercise is worthless for a Win 8 Pro box, because Win 8 Pro won’t let you install it. TechNet on Group Policy has that info and it doesn’t work. I find no info here: Brian Knitell and Paul McFredries in their “Windows 8 in Depth” book offer this time consuming way of getting a listing of reg settings in the form of Excel reference notebooks.

We should have access to Group Policy’s gui in Win 8 pro and it sure isn’t there. Can anyone tell me what’s going on? Is it actually in there? Believe me asking for help at the albatross that MSFT has hung around the neck of their end users for over 15 years Convergys of Cincy Ohio in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bangelore as you know would be a waste of time.

This doesn’t work or have anything to do with Win 8 as well: You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.

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But when dealing with the Group Policy Editor, there is no prompt to get you to back it up. This is because, unlike the Registry Editor, the Group Policy Editor has no built-in option to back up or restore current settings. You just have to use a roundabout way as explained below. Typically, the Group Policy Management Console is used for server administration. By default, the folder we are looking for is hidden. Restore Local Group Policy Editor Settings To restore Group Policy settings, all you have to do is copy the backed-up contents and paste them in the original folder.

VIDEO: Where is Group Policy Editor Windows 8 Pro – Microsoft Community

Policy Plus lets you add the Local Group Policy Editor to Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Home Editions & edit the Group. I’ve done a bit of research to find out what edition of Windows this versions of Windows don’t come with Group Policy Management. Group Policy Editor can be initiated on a Windows 8 computer by Another simpler way of opening Group Policy Editor in Windows 8 is by.

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