The Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc) is one of the most useful tools for administering policy on Windows 7. While Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional and Enterprise editions have gpedit.msc, Unfortunately certain editions of Windows 7 like Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions do not include the Group Policy Editor.
UPDATE: 11 Aug 2012. The download is no longer available.
One of our forum members davehc has compiled a tool Gpedit Installer that allows you to add gpedit.msc to Windows versions that do not have it, like Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions.
Add Group Policy Editor Gpedit.msc to Windows 7 Home and Starter
To do so, download the zip file, unzip its contents and run the installer as admin. This is how it will go:
UPDATE: 11 Aug 2012. The download is no longer available and comments closed.
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