How to Change a User in Group Policy on Windows7


Windows 7's built-in Policy Editor allows Windows users to change specific Windows settings. This powerful system manager allows any Windows user with Administration access to change the Windows 7 experience ... from how Windows looks, who has access to what settings, to advanced security settings on a user and group level. Changing the group or user policy settings in Windows 7 requires only a few steps and can be completed in a matter of minutes.

  • Click the start menu button and type "gpedit.msc" into the search box. Hit "Enter." The "Logical Group Policy" editor will open, giving you access to computer configuration and user configuration.

  • Double-click "User Configuration" in the right-hand "Local Computer Policy" window.

  • Select which user policy to view and/or change under "User Configuration": Software Settings, Windows Settings and Administrative Templates.

  • Edit the policy settings under each "User Configuration" subheading. If, for example, you decide to edit the "Security Settings" under "Windows Settings," you will need to double-click a specific "Public Key Policy," make changes to that policy and then click "Apply" to save your changes.

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