How to Unlock a Group Policy

by Charles Poole

Group Policy is used on Windows Server operating systems such as Windows 2003 Server and Windows NT to regulate the flow of information. This regulation is used to secure shared drives or access to different websites from the server. If you want to unlock a group policy, you will need administrative privileges on the network. You don't have to be a computer technician to perform this task. You can do it yourself with little hassle.

Log in to the server as an administrator from the "Login" screen when you first start the computer.

Click the "Start" button, then click on the "Search" box.

Type "Group Policy" into the search box and press the "Enter" button.

Click on the "Group Policy Objects" icon from the menu that appears on the screen.

Click on the Group Policy that you want to unlock from the tree. Drop-down menus are referred to as trees. Your path will look something like this: "C:/Users/Your Domains/Domain Name/Your Group Policy."

Right-click on the policy that you want to unlock and click the "Delete" button. Click the "OK" button to delete the policy.

About the Author

Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.