How to Reinstall Gpedit.Msc

by Dan Howard

Gpedit.msc is a Microsoft Windows Management Console control file that provides system administrators with additional control over a computer. The gpedit.msc utility allows you to specify the system management information that you'd like to apply to computers on a network using the network's group policy. If your copy of gpedit.msc is corrupt, or if your version of Microsoft Windows did not come with the gpedit.msc utility, then you can download the gpedit.msc files from the Internet and manually register them for use with your computer.

Download a copy of the gpedit.msc ZIP file to your computer (see Resources). This file contains a fresh copy of the gpedit.msc control file and all associated data files.

Open the gpedit.msc ZIP file in Windows Explorer. Copy the appmgmts.dll, appmgr.dll, fde.dll, fdeploy.dll, gpedit.msc, gpedit.dll and gptext.dll files to the c:\windows\system32 folder.

Copy the system.adm, inetres.adm and conf.adm files to the c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy\adm folder.

Click "Start," and click "Run." This will open a run command box. Enter the following five commands in the run command box: regsvr32 appmgr.dll regsvr32 fde.dll regsvr32 fdeploy.dll regsvr32 gpedit.dll regsvr32 gptext.dll Doing so will register the new copy of your gpedit.msc files in the Windows System Registry.

Open the gpedit console by typing "gpedit.msc" in the run command box, and press "Enter." This will open the gpedit console.

About the Author

Dan Howard is a sports and fitness aficionado who holds a master's degree in psychology. Howard's postgraduate research on the brain and learning has appeared in several academic books and peer-reviewed psychology journals.

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