By default, all changed made in the Local Group Policy Editor applied to all users of your system. If you want to apply Group Policy settings to non-administrators only in Windows 10, here is what you need to do. As GPEDIT is a snap-in of Microsoft Management Console, you can use it to get your job done.
The Local Group Policy Editor helps you set various restrictions and tweak your system as per your needs. It is easier than using Registry Editor because of the graphical and user-friendly user interface. You can open any setting and make the change immediately. Everything about the Local Group Policy Editor is fine except one thing. It applies all the changes across all types of users, including administrators.
Sometimes, you may want to allow administrators to make a change but prevent other users from doing the same. If so, you should follow this step by step guide to know how you can apply Group Policy to non-administrators only in Windows 10. You need to create a snap-in of Local Group Policy Editor for non-administrators.
Apply Group Policy to Non-Administrators only in Windows 10
To apply Local Group Policy settings to all users except Administrators in Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Open Microsoft Management Console.
- Go to File > Add/Remove Snap-in.
- Select Group Policy Object Editor and add it to the list.
- Choose Non-Administrators.
- Save the snap-in.
- Start making changes for non-administrators.
To get started, you need to open the Microsoft Management Console. For that, press Win+R, type mmc.exe, and press the Enter button. You may have to select Yes on the UAC prompt. After that, click the File button, and select Add/Remove Snap-in option. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+M. Now, you need to select the Group Policy Object Editor on your left side and click the Add button.
Click on the Browse button, go to Users tab, select Non-Administrators, and click the OK button.
You can set all these settings by clicking the Finish and OK buttons, respectively. Now, you need to save it somewhere. For that, go to File > Save As, and select a path where you want to save the snap-in. Then, give it a name and click the Save button.
From now onwards, you need to open the newly created snap-in to make any Group Policy changes for non-administrators. It looks exactly like the original Local Group Policy Editor.
Hope this simple tutorial helps you.