The Local Group Policy Editor (
GPEDIT.MSC) is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in used to configure and modify Group Policy settings within Group Policy Objects. This tool is available only on Windows 10/11 Professional Edition and higher.
On Windows Home Editions, you’ll see the following error when you attempt to launch the Group Policy Editor (which is non-existent on Home Editions)
gpedit.msc Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
secpol.msc Windows cannot find 'secpol.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
On Windows Home Editions, you needed to use the Registry Editor (
regedit.exe) to enable the policies manually. For each group policy, the equivalent registry setting is listed in the official Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet by Microsoft.
Now, you have a third-party freeware that can be an alternative for the Local Group Policy Editor (
gpedit.msc) in any edition of Windows, including Home Edition.Read more