How to apply Group Policy to Non-administrator users only in Windows 10

When you make any changes in Local Policy Editor it is the same for all the users ( both the administrative and non-administrative users). In case if you want to set Group Policy only for the non-administrative users, simply follow the steps of this article.


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Apply Group Policy to Non-Administrative users only in Windows 10

1. Press Windows key+R and type “mmc.exe” in Run window and then hit Enter.

Microsoft Management Console will be opened.

 

Mmc

 

2. In the Microsoft Management Console window, click on “File” on the menu-bar and then click on “Add/Remove Snap-in…“.

 


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Add Remove Add In

 

3. In Add or Remove Snap-ins window, on the left-hand side, click on to select “Group Policy Object Editor” and then click on “Add” to add it.

 

Add

 

4. In Select Group Policy Object window, click on “Browse“.

 

Browse

 

5. In Browse for a Group Policy Object window, first, click on the “Users” tab, and then click on “Non-administrators“.

6. Click on “OK” to save the changes on your computer.

 

Non Admin Users

 

7. Coming back to the Select Group Policy Object window, click on “Finish” to finish the changes.

 

Finish

 

8. Finally, click on “OK” to save the changes.

 

Ok Final

 

Now, you have to save this policy on your computer.

9. In the Microsoft Management Console window, click on “File” on the menu-bar and then click on “Save As…“.

 


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Save As

 

10. In Save As window, choose a favorable location to save this file.

11. Name the file as  “Non-admin” and then click on “Save” the file on your computer.

 

Save As Final

 

That’s it! From now on, whatever policy you want to change for the non-administrative users, you simply have to open the newly created snap-in first and do the changes. Those policies will not affect any other administrative accounts.

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