Windows® 7 Group Policy Editor
What is Windows 7 Group Policy Editor? What are its features?
The Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from the Microsoft Corporation. It bundles plenty of new and advanced features than the previous Operating Systems like the Windows Vista or the Windows XP. Additional features with the Windows 7 include XP mode, network virtualization, handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, and improved performance on the multi-core processors. The Windows 7 is released in six different versions the Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. The Group Policy Editor is a feature of Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System. It is a set of rules that controls the working of user accounts in your system. It enables centralized management and configuration of the Operating System, applications and the user’s settings.
The Group Policy Editor in Windows 7, its role and its features can be discusses as:
- Group Policy Editor in Windows 7
- Role of Group Policy Editor
- Features of Group Policy Editor
Group Policy Editor in Windows 7
The list policy settings for your system and the user configurations included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows 7 Operating System edition specified. You are allowed to configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy objects. The Group Policy Editor is the central component of the Change and Configuration Management features of the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System.
Role of Group Policy Editor
The main role of the Group Policy Editor in your Windows 7 Operating System is that it specifies the settings for groups of users and of computers, including the registry based policy settings, security settings, software installation, scripts like the computer startup and shut down and folder redirection.
The Group Policy includes the following categories of security policy settings: The Account Policies such as the Password Policy, Account Lockout Policy, and Kerberos Policy etcetera, the Local Policies (User Rights Assignment, Audit policy and Security Options), the Event Log, Restricted Groups, System Services, Registry, and File System policy settings. You can add or restrict ceratin feature on your computer such as Add Logoff to the Start Menu, Add the Run command to the Start Menu, Hide the notification area, Lock the Taskbar etcetera.