Enable Global Policy Editor in Windows 11 Home

Posted by Blake on 10/30/2021

Enable Global Policy Editor in Windows 11

By default, Windows 11 Home edition doesn't come with the global policy editor installed. The global policy editor is an incredibly handy tool that allows for tweaking of an array of Windows settings.

In order to enable gpedit on Windows 11 place the following command line options into a .bat file and it with elevated permissions.


@echo off 
pushd "%~dp0" 
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3*.mum >List.txt 
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3*.mum >>List.txt 
for /f %%i in ('findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul') do dism /online /norestart /add-package:"%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i" 

After this has run successfully you can start the global policy editor by pressing Win+r and then entering gpedit.msc into the Run dialog.