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How to run Local Security Policy editor in Windows 10

3/25/2015

In this article I've explained how to run the Local Security Policy editor in Windows 10.

Note that the Local Security Policy editor requires an elevated privileges to run. Therefore we recommend you to log on to Windows 10 as an administrator before you begin to perform the steps below.

Control Panel

1. Open Control Panel.

2. If the Control Panel items are listed as "Large" or "Small icons", click on Administrative Tools.

Administrative Tools

If the Control Panel items are displayed by "Category", click System and Security, and then click Administrative Tools.

System and Security

Administrative Tools

3. In the list of the tools find and double-click the Local Security Policy shortcut.

Local Security Policy shortcut

Run/Cmd

1. Open Run or Command Prompt.

2. Type secpol.msc and press the ENTER key.

Run secpol.msc

Shortcut

Actually, you can copy the Local Security Policy shortcut from the Administrative Tools folder to any other location just like an ordinary file. But if for some reason the original shortcut is lost, you can create a new one.

1. Right-click on an empty space of a folder on the computer.

2. In the context menu click New > Shortcut.

3. Type %windir%\system32\secpol.msc /s and click Next.

Location of secpol.msc

4. Type Local Security Policy and click Finish.

Local Security Policy name

Use this shortcut, when you want to run the Local Security Policy editor.

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