Disable Registry Editor from Group Policy

When you want to block the Regedit editor form (Group Policy Editor). You should take backup your data, backup registry and make sure your system restore point enable in your compute before making changes in the group policy editor.

Press start in windows 7 and click in search option in window 10 and type run to open the Run dialog box. 

Type gpedit.msc and press enter

Group Policy Editor, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System in the left pane

double-click on Prevent access to registry editing tools setting in the right pane.

On the Prevent access to registry editing tools dialog box, select Enabled in the upper-left and then click OK

Close the Group Policy Editor and restart the computer.

After restarting the Computer

open RUN and type gpedit.msc

Once you have disabled access to the Registry Editor, user who tries to access the Registry Editor, user will see the User Account Control dialog box. the following error message displays.

Disable Registry Editor Using Group Policy

Click on windows key +r for Run

Type gpedit.msc and press enter

When Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System. Double-click on Prevent access to registry editing tools on the right panel.

Select the radio button next to Enabled, click Apply and then OK, then close out of Local Group Policy Editor and reboot your computer.

When a user tries to access Registry Editor, they will get an error message saying “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator“.

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