How To See Applied Group Policies in Windows 10

It is possible to find which Local Group Policies are applied in Windows 10 using the GUI. If you are running an edition of Windows 10 which comes the Local Group Policy Editor app, you can use it to see them quickly. Here is how it can be done.

Group Policy is a way to configure computer and user settings for devices which are joined to Active Directory Domain Services (AD) as well as local user accounts. It controls a wide range of options and can be used to enforce settings and change the defaults for applicable users. Local Group Policy is a basic version of Group Policy for computers not included in a domain. The Local Group Policy settings are stored in the following folders:
C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy
C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicyUsers.

If you are running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor app to configure the options mentioned above with a GUI.

To see applied Group Policies in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type:
    gpedit.msc

    Press Enter.

  2. Group Policy Editor will open. Group Policy Editor Windows 10
  3.  To see all applied policies in the Computer Configuration section, go to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\All Settings on the left.Group Policy Editor All Settings Windows 10
  4. On the right, click on the State column title bar to sort policies by state. Sort them in ascending order. Any policies enabled or disabled on this computer will be in the list above the Not configured options.Group Policy Editor Enabled Settings Windows 10
  5. To see all applied User Configuration policies, go to User Configuration\Administrative Templates\All Settings.
  6. Sort these policies by state. Any policies enabled or disabled on this computer will be in the list above the Not configured options.Group Policy Editor All User Settings Windows 10

You are done. Alternatively, you can use Resultant Set of Policy (rsop.msc)

See Applied Group Policies in Windows 10 using RSOP

To find all applied Group Policies using the Resultant Set of Policy tool, do the following.

  1. Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type:
    rsop.msc

    Press Enter.Rsop In Run

  2. The Resultant Set of Policy tool will start collecting the changes made to your computer.Rsop Is Starting
  3. In the the user interface of Resultant Set of Policy, you will see only Enabled and Disabled policy settings. See the following screenshot.Group Policy Editor Changed Settings Windows 10

That's it.

4 thoughts on “How To See Applied Group Policies in Windows 10

  1. jupe

    I didn’t know about the command line tool gpresult prior to this article, thanks

    gpresult /v for a quick summary if anyones interested.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  2. JentRy

    View Applied Policies with the Command Prompt for Computer and User:
    gpresult /Scope Computer /v
    gpresult /Scope User /v

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you.

      Reply

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