Group Policy Object Editor: \windows\system32\gpedit.msc
Refresh group policies and settings.
Command Prompt → gpedit.msc (not available in Home versions)
The Group Policy Object Editor (see Figure 10-1) offers tools that go far beyond anything offered in the Control Panel—or anywhere else in Windows, for that matter—affecting settings that most users have never even heard of. It gives a system administrator the ability to create a variety of policies for individual machines and users, quickly rolling them out across a network and relying on Windows Vista for enforcement. However, although it was primarily designed for system managers on networks, it can be very useful for single machines as well, not only for creating policies for every user of the single computer, but also for offering access to settings and controls not otherwise accessible.
Figure 10-1. The Group Policy Object Editor, which gives you complete administrator access to Windows Vista’s deepest settings
Unlike the Registry, which presents its arcane settings in a mountain of folders and subfolders, the Group Policy Object Editor’s options are shown ...
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