If you change many settings in the Local Group Policy Editor, and you now want to find all applied or enabled Group Policy settings on your Windows 11/10 system, then here is what you need to do. The Local Group Policy Editor plays a vital role in tweaking various system settings, and a wrong change can make or break your smooth user experience. If you made some changes and you now do not remember the path, here is how to find it out.
How to check the Group Policy applied on a Windows computer
There are four different ways to get the list of all enabled or applied changes that you have made in the Local Group Policy Editor, and they are mentioned below. To find all applied or enabled Group Policy settings in Windows 11/10:
- Use Local Group Policy Editor’s State option
- Use the filter in Local Group Policy Editor
- Use Command line
- Use Resultant Set of Policy Tool (rsop.msc)
To know more about these methods, read on.
1] Use Local Group Policy Editor’s State option
It is the easiest method to find all the Enabled, Disabled, and Not configured policies within moments. The best thing is that you do not need to go through any complex step to get it done. Only one click can show you all the changes on your screen.
Open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. For that, press Win+R, type gpedit.msc and hit the Enter button. After that, find a folder from your left-hand side. If you do not want to get the list by folder and instead, you want to get the same across whole Local Group Policy Editor, you need to expand the Administrative Templates and select All Settings option.
Then, you should see all the settings on your right side. It should show a column called State. You need to click on the “State” text.
Now, your Local Group Policy Editor should show all the enabled settings on the top of the line. From here, you can follow the usual method to make a change if required.
2] Use the filter in Local Group Policy Editor
Microsoft included the “filter” option in the Local Group Policy Editor so that users can apply numerous conditions to find a specific type of setting. You can utilize that function to find all the enabled or applied settings in this tool. To get started, you need to right-click on a folder after opening the Local Group Policy Editor and select Filter Options.
Alternatively, you can go to Action > Filter Options. Then, select Yes from the Configured drop-down list and click on the OK button.
Now you can find only those folders which are holding an Enabled setting.
3] Use Command line
It is another easy way to find all the enabled Group Policy settings on Windows computers. All you need to do is to enter a command that will let you show all settings and the exact path to find it in the Local Group Policy Editor.
At first, open the Command Prompt on your Windows computer, and enter this command-
gpresult /Scope User /v
You should see the results.
4] Use Resultant Set of Policy Tool (rsop.msc)
RSOP.msc is an in-built tool of Windows OS that allows users to see all the Group Policy settings that have been applied to their computer. It is a graphical version of the command, as mentioned earlier, and the user interface is almost the same as Local Group Policy Editor.
To get started, open the Run prompt by press Win+R keys together, type rsop.msc, and hit the Enter button. It should take a couple of seconds to load everything, and at the end, you can find a window like this-
Now, you must navigate to the folders to check which setting is applied to your computer. The good news is that it shows only those folders where you can find an enabled setting or policy. Please note that this tool doesn’t allow you to change the setting.
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These are some of the best methods to find all applied or enabled Group Policy settings in Windows 11/10.