How to Open Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) in Windows 11 or 10?

Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) is a built-in app on Windows 11/10 Pro and higher editions. However, this feature is not available on the Home edition of any Windows, but you can enable secpol.msc by running a simple script.

Sometimes you need to use it to make some security settings for the user accounts on your computer, such as to manage accounts policy, local policy, user rights assignment, etc.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you through several methods for opening a Local Security Policy in Windows 11 or 10.

How to Open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 using Run Box?

To launch Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 through Run, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, press the Windows + R together to open the Run dialog.

Step 2. Next, type secpol.msc and click the OK button or hit Enter key on the keyboard to open Local Security Policy.

How to Launch Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 using Command Prompt?

To open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 through Command Prompt, use these steps:-

Step 1. Very first, open Command Prompt.

Step 2. Next, type secpol.msc and press the Enter key on the keyboard to launch Local Security Policy.

How to Access Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 using Windows Search or Start Menu?

To open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 through Command Prompt, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open the Start Menu or Windows Search.

Step 2. Next, type Local Security Policy.

Step 3. In the search results, click on Local Security Policy to open the same.

How to Open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 via Local Group Policy Editor?

Local Security Policy is a sub-section of Local Group Policy Editor. So, you can access Local Security Policy through the Local Group Policy Editor.

To open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 through Local Group Policy Editor, do these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Next, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of Local Group Policy Editor:-

Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings

Here, you can view and edit local security policies.

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut and Open Local Security Policy?

If you prefer to access apps from the Desktop, this method is helpful for you. However, first, you need to create a desktop shortcut for Local Security Policy, and later you can open it from the desktop.

To create a desktop shortcut of Local Security Policy, use these steps:-

Step 1. Right-click on the free space on the Desktop and select New > Shortcut.

Step 2. In the “Create Shortcut” wizard, copy and paste the following in the location box:-

C:\Windows\System32\secpol.msc

Step 3. Then, click the Next button.

Step 4. In the name box, type Local Security Policy.

Step 5. Finally, click the Finish button.

Once done, a new shortcut icon will appear on the desktop named as Local Security Policy. Double-clicking on this icon, Local Security Policy will open.

How to Open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 through PowerShell?

To open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 through Command Prompt, use these steps:-

Step 1. Very first, open Windows PowerShell.

Step 2. Next, type secpol.msc and press the Enter key on the keyboard to launch Local Security Policy.

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