Mar 172008
 


By default vista home edition doesn’t have group policy edition i.e gpedit.msc.If you want to use group policy edition in vista home edition follow this procedure.

Go to start—>Run—>Type regedit click ok

Now you need to navigate the following key from left pane

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa

Create the following DWORD value (if it doesn’t exist):

LmCompatibilityLevel

and set it to:

0 – Clients use LM and NTLM authentication, but they never use NTLMv2 session security. Domain controllers accept LM, NTLM, and NTLMv2 authentication.

1 – Clients use LM and NTLM authentication, and they use NTLMv2 session security if the server supports it. Domain controllers accept LM, NTLM, and NTLMv2 authentication.

2 – Clients use only NTLM authentication, and they use NTLMv2 session security if the server supports it. Domain controller accepts LM, NTLM, and NTLMv2 authentication.

3 – Clients use only NTLMv2 authentication, and they use NTLMv2 session security if the server supports it. Domain controllers accept LM, NTLM, and NTLMv2 authentication.

4 – Clients use only NTLMv2 authentication, and they use NTLMv2 session security if the server supports it. Domain controller refuses LM authentication responses, but it accepts NTLM and NTLMv2.

5 – Clients use only NTLMv2 authentication, and they use NTLMv2 session security if the server supports it. Domain controller refuses LM and NTLM authentication responses, but it accepts NTLMv2.

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  12 Responses to “How to get Group Policy Editor in Vista Home Edition”

  1. Hello: This didn’t work for me. I already had LmCompatibilityLevel, with 3 as the value. gpedit.msc didn’t work. I changed LmCompatibilityLevel to 0 (as I had it with XP Proffesional in other computer) and gpedit.msc still dind’t work, the same after rebooting. Perhaps it can be because my Vista is OEM? Bye

  2. I managed to update the local GP on a Vista Home/ Premium system.
    (in order to do this you’ll need to turn off UAC and the firewall, then connect using another XP Pro or Vista Business PC, and update the GP using their snap-in)

    It won’t work though! You can update the policy alright, but it won’t apply!

    What a flamming waste of time!

  3. I’ve Vista Home Premium 64 and was experiencing the same issue.
    By checking with a colleague who’s running Vista Business, I noticed his entry was 1 and not 3 nor 0.

    Put 1 into that registry key, restarted and the issue is solved.

    hope this helps,
    regards
    Stefano

  4. any possibility someone can please create a reg edit script for this ? and upload it somewhere ?

  5. Yeah!
    well said, please create a registry editor’s script for that or be more specific, what we should do to start group policy editor?? and in that DWORD value it should be hexadecimal or decimal.

    Xp was better, i dunno why i moved to Vista :(…
    I am running Vista Home Basic 32.

  6. MMC in start/search opens group policy editor in vista on my pc.

  7. Thanks for your advise? it works for me
    Win7 and FreeNas server with domain auth…
    I set 2 level LmCompatibilityLevel.

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  9. Here is the text for a .reg file to set LmCompatibilityLevel to a one. I don’t know if it works yet but this is how you add/change it. You can change the value, it’s pretty easy to see where it is in the text.

    To use this, paste the text below into notepad and save as a .reg file then double-click to merge it. If you want to reset it to default, update the number in the file to a three and merge it again.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
    “LmCompatibilityLevel”=dword:00000001

  10. Don’t you actually need to have the group policy editor file as well?

  11. the gpedit.msc in Vista is a program located in C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc

    in a domain environment, you can try right clicking it and run as administrator. if you have admin rights, you can run it ;)

  12. @mykupang: Doesn’t exist on any of the (few) Vista Home editions I’ve got at hand, though, including the problem machine itself. Although there /are/ a set of gpedit.dlls and .dll.mui files in the winsxs structures. Going to try finding a non-Home Vista to copy the file from, though, and give that a go. Or else find a downloadable version that I can trust. I doubt the copious XP and 7 machines can supply the right file, which is a pity because I’ve got more of them around than you can shake a cmd.exe at.

    (The thread title is a bit misleading, Perhaps “How to /use/ the GPE…”? Apologies for the Ninja, just passing by via Google.)

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