To know open local security policy in windows 11 and 10 It is essential, because it is a tool that allows us to configure and manage policies related to the local security of our computer. It allows us to view a subset of policies (registry entries) that are available in the Group Policy Editor, such as: account lockout, software restriction policies, application control, etc.

Open Local Security Policy in Windows 11 and 10

Something we have to mention before we start is that the local security policy or group policy module is only available in the editions of Windows 10 and 11, Enterprise, Pro and Education. In case of having the Home version, it has to be added separately. Additionally, we will have to have administrator rights to be able to access the local security policy.

Using Windows Search

The first method is quite simple, we are simply going to press the Windows key on our keyboard and we will have to type “Local Security Policy” and it should appear among the results, we recommend choosing the Run as administrator option.

Use the run box

We press Windows + R and the run window will open. Here we will have to write secpol.msc and press Enter.

From the control panel we can open the Local Security Policy

  • We press the Windows key on our keyboard.
  • We write Control Panel.
  • Once the control panel is open, we are going to have to change the view to Small Icons from the top right of the screen.
  • We click on Windows Tools.
  • Then we will have to click on Local Security Policy.

With File Explorer

From the File Explorer we can also do it. We open any folder and in the address bar we write secpol.msc and press Enter.

Enter using the command prompt or PowerShell

In both cases through the command line is the same. It is possible to use either one.

  • We press the Windows key on our keyboard or click Start and type Command Prompt or PowerShell. Additionally, we can press Windows + X and choose one from the context menu. The important thing here is to run it as administrator.
  • Now we are going to have to type secpol and press Enter.

With Windows Task Manager

We can also use the Windows task manager to achieve it. Simply, we will have to right click on the start menu and choose Task Manager.

Then we are going to click on File > Run new task and in the Create new task window, we will have to write secpol.msc and press Enter.

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