How to Reset All Local Group Policy Settings to Default

In this post, you will see the steps to reset all local group policy settings to default.

I’m using Windows 10 here. You can do this task in two ways. Pick the one you want.

Method #1

Open local group policy editor.

Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > All Settings.

Hit the State column.

Here is an important thing to note: By default, all settings are set as Not Configured. If you see the settings as Enabled or Disabled, then it means that those settings have been changed.

Also, in this case, you need to set those as Not Configured.

Double-click on one of those settings, select Not Configured, and then hit the OK button. Ensure to repeat this for all those that have changed.

Now, you need to do the above steps for settings here: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > All Settings.

Restart your PC or you can do this: Open the elevated command prompt. Provide this command: gpupdate.exe /force and then hit the Enter key.

That’s it.

Method #2

Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

Type in the following command: RD /S /Q “%windir%\system32\GroupPolicy” and then hit the Enter button.

Type in the following command: RD /S /Q “%windir%\system32\GroupPolicyUsers” and then hit the Enter button.

Provide this command: gpupdate.exe /force and then hit the Enter key.

That’s it.

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