How To Install Group Policy Editor

Since I started publishing my manual virus removal series lot’s of people asked me where about Group Policy Editor.

For example In “How to remove antivirus XP 2008”  MK asked

when i go to start run gpedit.msc my computer says windows can not find it ???

So I thought instead of replying to in the comments itself I will post the solution here and refer everyone to this post 🙂

As I had already mentioned in my first newfolder.exe virus removal article you can download the french version of gpedit.msc from

Once you download it you can install it as follows. I am quoting directly from that article itself

However, here are some short instructions in English for manual MMC snap-in installation (batch file from the archive does everything automatically, but you’ll have to edit-verify the batch file first):

* put these files: (appmgmts.dll, appmgr.dll, fde.dll, fdeploy.dll, gpedit.msc, gpedit.dll, gptext.dll) into %SystemRoot%system32 folder

* put these files: (system.adm, inetres.adm, conf.adm) into %SystemRoot%system32GroupPolicyAdm (create if this folder doesn’t exist)

* finally, run these commands one by one in the CMD window:

regsvr32 gpedit.dll
regsvr32 fde.dll
regsvr32 gptext.dll
regsvr32 appmgr.dll
regsvr32 fdeploy.dll

That should do it.

You should read the article at Bogdan for more detailed instructions.

As for french, most of the articles that I have written I have attached the image that shows the exact line that needs to be modified, you can use them as reference.

I hope this will help you install the gpedit.msc on your system.

4 thoughts on “How To Install Group Policy Editor

  1. While removing regsvr.exe, i tried gpedit.msc , it is loading but there is no option ‘system’ in administrative template. I am using Wndows xp sp3.
    Plz help

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