Enable/Disable Registry Editor using Group Policy Editor

Enable/Disable Registry Editor using Group Policy Editor

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to enable/disable Registry Editor using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

Group Policy Editor – This snap-in allows you to edit Group Policy Objects which can be linked to a Site, Domain, or Organizational Unit in the Active Directory or stored on a computer.

Here are the steps:

1. Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.

2. In the Group Policy Editor navigate to the following:
User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System.

3. Select the “Prevent Access to registry editing tools” on the right pane.

4. There are 3 options that you can choose: Not Configured, Enabled, Disabled.

5. If you choose Enabled, it will prevent you to access the registry, if you choose Disabled the policy will allow you to access the registry editor, Not Configured is the same as disabling the policy, which means you are enabling the registry editor..

6. After you have selected your option, click ok.

7. Restart your computer.

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