Quick Method to Enable Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc) in Windows 11 Home

Group Policy Editor is very handy utility that allow users to tweak many Windows 11 settings by changing registry values.

Unfortunately, by default, Windows 11 Home does not have Group Policy Editor, and when you try to open it using “gpedit.msc” in Windows Run, you will get following error:

Windows cannot find ‘gpedit.msc”. Make sure you type the name correctly, and then try again.

Good news is you can easily enable Group Policy Editor on your Windows 11 Home PC.

Here are the steps to follow to enable it:

  1. Create NotePad File
  2. Launch BAT File
  3. Open GPEDIT.MSC using Run

Also Check: Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 11 Home

Step 1. Create NotePad File

Open NotePad on your computer. You can open it from Start Menu.

Paste the following code in NotePad:

@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" 
pause

Click on “File” in Notepad. Select “Save as”. Save the file as W11_gpedit.bat on your desktop.

Step 2: Launch BAT File

Now right click on the W11_gpedit.bat file you just created. Select “Run as an administrator” option from context menu.

This will launch CMD where this script will execute. Once it is completed, you will get a message “Press any key to continue…”.

Press any key to close the CMD.

Step 3: Open GPEDIT.MSC using Run

To confirm that Group Policy Editor has successfully been enabled, open Run using “Windows + R” keys on keyboard.

Type gpedit.msc and hit Enter. This will open up Local Group Policy Editor on your Windows 11 Home PC.


That is it. We hope that using this guide, you will be able to enable gpedit.msc on your computer running on Windows 11 Home edition.