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How to Disable/Enable Group Policy


Group Policy is one of a group of management technologies, collectively known as IntelliMirror management technologies, which
provide users with consistent access to their applications, application settings, roaming user profiles, and user data, from any
managed computer—even when they are disconnected from the network. IntelliMirror is implemented through a set of Microsoft
Windows features,including Active Directory, Group Policy, Software Installation, Windows Installer, Folder Redirection, Offline Folders,
and Roaming User Profiles.

For more information please continue to read the official Microsoft article

Path Disabled CMD Regedit

Type regedit and press Enter


This method shows you how to Disable/Enable Group Policy from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files

For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here

Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MMC\{8FC0B734-A0E1-11D1-A7D3-0000F87571E3} and
locate Restrict_Run registry key

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Double click on Restrict_Run and edit the value:

To Disable Group Policy:

Change the data value with 1

To Enable Group Policy:

Change the data value with 0

To finish press ok button and close Registry Editor window