How-To: Use the Local Group Policy Editor to Tweak Windows



+ Add a Comment


 When I got to open gpedit.msc it opens with the wrong path and gives me this big ole error box!  In the path it uses the old command (starts with an S) and I realized after 2 years I had been ignoring it and therefore eventually crashing!  Can you tell me how to change the path?

 (%windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb)  I don't know how to change this and if I do does gpedit.msc have a database?

This is very tricky.

Thank you!-Sleeper




Blessed Are The Merciful For They Shall Obtain Mercy



One of the most useful things I use gpedit for is logon and logoff scripts.
Quick and easy way to do it:

  1. Start.
  2. Run.
  3. gpedit.msc
  4. User Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts (logon/logoff)

It's pretty self explanatory after that.  I run some scripted backups using this method.


Jay Barry
MaxPC Profile | Jason Barry



Un-doing group policy settings is easy, here's how:

 Just delete all files in C:\windows\system32\GroupPolicy



There are multiple free programs online that allow you to customize your Windows 7 logon screen wallpaper



That is the fastest free way to do it.  It even makes the image compliant with the 245kB size requirement without requiring anything more from the user than a simple button click.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.