I cant use gpedit.msc

September 4, 2005 at 01:01:37
Specs: win xp, 1g

I am trying to RUN the command gpedit.msc i get the windows cannot find gpedit.msc and so on (the regular msg if u mistyped a command or used an illegal command, Ive tryed runing mmc and when i try to add a snapin, group policy isnt on the list can someone help me..

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September 4, 2005 at 01:55:49

GPEDIT.MSC (Group Policy Editor) isn't available on XP Home Edition, partly because XP Home cannot join a domain by design.

The best alternative is to edit the registry using Regedit. Be aware that editing the registry incorrectly can make your system unbootable or cause other issues, so proceed carefully before diving in!

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September 4, 2005 at 04:44:42

The "Windows XP Security Console" - by Doug Knox, MVP
"When you're outside of a domain environment, XP has some features missing. XP Home leaves you completely without the Group Policy Editor, while XP Pro lacks the ability to use the Group Policy Editor to selectively apply policies to specific users. Well, that's about to change. Doug's Windows XP Security Console allows you to assign various restrictions to specific users, whether you're running XP Pro or XP Home." -


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September 4, 2005 at 07:35:49

The security console wont work because what i am trying to do is turn off the 20 % bandwidth save by windows (for updates etc)

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September 4, 2005 at 16:30:59

Still a bit vague mazeeee, are you talking about Qos?


Correction of some incorrect claims about Windows XP QoS support
There have been claims in various published technical articles and newsgroup postings that Windows XP always reserves 20 percent of the available bandwidth for QoS. These claims are incorrect. The information in the "Clarification about QoS in end computers that are Running Windows XP" section correctly describes the behavior of Windows XP systems.

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