Edit group policy on remote computer

Want to open up the MMC of a local Group Policy on a remote machine?

Simply go to Start Run and type:

gpedit.msc /gpcomputer: Computername
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16 Responses to Edit group policy on remote computer

  1. worktech says:

    Thank you so much…had been using this really convoluted method involving launching the MMC first that took 10 steps or so. This is way simpler and faster. You've saved me untold hours of click click browse. NICE :)

  2. Jeet says:

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you soooo much for this help. I have been trying to implemet WSUS and the group policy from the AD does not work when automatic updates are configured. I scratched my head and could not find a solution to this. So I tested one machine by configuing local group policy. it worked. Therefore I wanted to change the local group policy of each PC by NOT going to each one. And here is exactly where your help was of use. Thanks a ton. Keep up the good work.

  3. Gaurav says:

    Thanks Man

  4. Paul says:

    You are the man…saved my ars tonight.

  5. rock says:

    Nice one. Thanks. However, I cannot access my remote pc’s Group Policy. Here are my steps to initialize remote GP. From mmc console, I added Group Policy Object and Group Policy Wizard popped. I’ve chosen not Local Computer but remote pc “MyOtherComputer” and clicked finish. An error shows “You do not have permission to perform this operation.” “Access is Denied.”

    I appreciate to anyone who can help me get pass this block.

  6. Make sure you have administrative privileges on the remote host. Let me know if that helps or not.

  7. Ganesh Sonar says:

    It works ! Thanks!!

  8. Nilesh says:

    Good One Man!!

  9. Beto says:

    Works like a charm. Great tip! Thanks for sharing it.

    Greetings from Brazil.

  10. Erich Grove says:

    Another technology myth debunked! I found many explanations stating that you cannot make changes to a remote computer via your [computer's] Local Group Policy Editor — but via VNC or RDP you can launch the remote machine’s Group Policy Editor and make changes. Oh…the lies that we never question…. Thanks so much for sharing the truth about this issue!

  11. Roberto Scirpoli says:

    Thanks a lot!!! :)

  12. Victor says:

    Thanks man, this saved me a ton of time!

  13. Bill says:

    About the user above that was getting the access denied error. I noticed that too while I was doing this for multiple machines. I corrected it by leaving a space between the : and the computername. This got rid of the error.

  14. Vladimir says:

    You are the man…saved my ars tonight.

  15. Sudheer says:

    So we tried that command that was working fine. Thank you so much but how to open remote system local security policy. Please help me. “secpol.msc” .

  16. sudheer says:

    Thanks It works

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