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Force Update Group Policy Settings in Windows 10 Manually

Force Update Group Policy Settings in Windows 10 Manually

Local Group Policy is a special administrative tool which comes with certain editions of Windows 10. It is implemented as a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, which provides a graphical user interface for various tweaks (policies) available in the operating system. In this article, we will see how to force update all Group Policy settings manually in Windows 10.

Enable Gpedit.msc (Group Policy) in Windows 10 Home

Enable Gpedit.msc (Group Policy) in Windows 10 Home

As you may already know, the Local Group Policy Editor app is available in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition. Windows 10 Home users have no access to gpedit.msc due to restrictions applied to the OS. Here is a simple and elegant solution that allows unblocking it without installing third-party apps.

Administrative Templates for Windows 10 Version 1809

Administrative Templates for Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft has released a set of administrative templates for Windows 10 version 1809, known as "October 2018 Update". They include a number of *.admx files to apply the Group Policy options properly.

Group Policy Reference Spreadsheet for Windows 10 Version 1809

Group Policy Reference Spreadsheet for Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft has released a special spreadsheet which covers all Group Policy options for Windows 10 version 1809, known as "October 2018 Update". This document is useful for all Windows 10 users, especially for those who are is using Windows 10 Home. As you may already know, the Home edition doesn't include the Local Group Policy Editor app (gpedit.msc), so having a list of Registry parameters you can apply is a must-have thing.

Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate in Windows 10

Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate in Windows 10

Windows has undergone many changes from Windows XP to Windows 10. Today, the operating system has slightly different ways to do the same tasks. Windows 10 offers various ways to restart and shutdown a PC. In this article, we will see how to hide the power commands (Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate) in Windows 10. This can be useful if you are an administrator, and want to restrict user access to these tools.

Download Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows Version 1803

Download Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows Version 1803

Microsoft has released a special spreadsheet which covers all Group Policy options for Windows 10 version 1803, known as "April 2018 Update". This document is useful for all Windows 10 users, especially for those who are is using Windows 10 Home. As you may already know, the Home edition doesn't include the Local Group Policy Editor app (gpedit.msc), so having a list of Registry parameters you can apply is a must-have thing.

Administrative Templates for Windows 10 version 1803

Administrative Templates for Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft has released a set of administrative templates for Windows 10 version 1803, known as "April 2018 Update". They include a number of *.admx files to apply the Group Policy options properly.

A bug in Group Policy breaks updates in Windows 10

A bug in Group Policy breaks updates in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the OS includes the ability to delay the installation of feature updates for up to a year. This feature might be useful for both system administrators and users who have a reason to postpone the update.

See Applied Windows Update Group Policies in Windows 10

See Applied Windows Update Group Policies in Windows 10

It is possible to quickly find which Group Policies are applied to Windows Update in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update using the GUI. If you are running Windows 10 version 1709, follow the instructions in this article.