Group Policy Editor not found on Windows 11


You might get an error when you try to run gpedit.msc command on Windows 11 Home, that’s because the Group Policy Editor is not pre-enabled on Windows 11 Home edition. But no need to worry, that’s not a big deal to enable it.

As soon as you run gpedit.msc, it pops an error stating “Windows cannot find ‘gpedit.msc’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.” To fix this, all you have to do is, download the following .bat file, and open it with administrator privileges.

Note: The file is completely virus-free and will not harm or change your traditional windows theme, but sometimes Windows Defender won’t allow running such scripts from external sources, so scroll to the bottom to try another method if it didn’t work.


Step 1: Download the bat file from the above link

Step 2: Open it with administrator privileges

Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Step 3: Wait for the progress bar to complete 100%

Group Policy Editor not found on Windows 11

Step 4: Restart your PC once it is done.

Once you restart your PC, the gpedit.msc command will start working and you can do whatever you wish to do with the Group Policy editor.

Enable group policy editor on Windows 11

In some cases the above method might not work, that may be because of the Windows Defender. But instead of downloading the .bat file from the internet, you can simply create your own script just by following these simple steps.

1. Open Notepad or any other text editor and copy-paste the following script

@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"
Group policy editor bat file

2. Go to File, click on Save As, and save the file on desktop by changing the file extension to bat.

In most cases, you might end up saving it as a text file, so make sure you set the Save as type to All files, and entered the file name with .bat suffix.

(refer to the below images to follow along)

Creating bat file on Windows 11
Saving bat file on Windows 11

3. Now you will see a file on your desktop, and all you have to do is, double click on the file and follow the steps which we explained in the beginning.

And that’s it, now you can use Group Policy editor on windows 11 home as well. If you face any difficulty, feel free to comment below, we will try to reply to you ASAP.

Group Policy on Windows 11 Home


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