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

Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) is a tool that comes in handy whenever you want to tweak some settings like manage accounts policy, regional policy, user rights assignment, etc., for the user accounts on your Windows Computer. Although secpol.msc is not, by default, installed on every computer, you can enable secpol.msc manually. It only comes built-in on Windows 11/10 Pro and higher editions.

Now there are several ways to enable secpol.msc. In this risewindows article, we will talk about all of them, so by the end of it, you will have instructions for all, and you can choose any of them.

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

Use the following steps to open the Local Security Policy on your Windows 11 or 10 computer with the help of Run:-

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box.

You can also press Windows + R simultaneously to do it.

Step 2: To open the Local Security Policy, type secpol.msc in the dialog box that opens up and press Enter.

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

Use the following steps to launch the Local Security Policy on your Windows 11 or 10 computer with the help of Command Prompt:-

Step 1: Go to the Command Prompt on your computer.

Step 2: To open the Local Security Policy, type secpol.msc in the window that opens up and press Enter.

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

Use the following steps to launch the Local Security Policy on your Windows 11 or 10 computer with the help of Windows Search or Start Menu:-

Step 1: Go to the Taskbar and click on the Start Button or Windows Search.

Step 2: Type Local Security Policy in the window that opens next.

Step 3: Click on the Local Security Policy in the search results.

How to Launch Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 using Local Group Policy Editor?

Local Security Policy can be found in the Local Group Policy Editor since it is the same sub-section. And this is why you will have to open the Editor to access the Local Security Policy.

Use the following steps to launch the Local Security Policy on your Windows 11 or 10 computer with the help of the Local Group Policy Editor:-

Step 1: First, go to the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Type the following in the left sidebar of Local Group Policy Editor and press Enter:-

Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings

You can edit all the Local Security Policies in the open window.

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

Whenever you want to open the Local Security Policy, you must follow the conventional path. It can be quite a process. That is why we suggest you create a shortcut for the same on your desktop so you can access it easily in the future.

Use the following steps to create a desktop shortcut for the Local Security Policy:-

Step 1: Right-click anywhere on the empty space on your desktop and go to New > Shortcut.

Step 2: Once the Shortcut Wizard opens, copy and paste the following location in the box provided:-

C:\Windows\System32\secpol.msc

Step 3: Click on Next.

Step 4: Type Local Security Policy in the name box.

Step 5: Click on Finish.

Once you complete the other steps, a desktop shortcut named Local Group Policy will appear on your desktop. You can access the Local Group Policy from the shortcut.

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

Use the following steps to open Local Security Policy on Windows 11 or 10 through PowerShell:-

Step 1: Firstly, go to the Windows PowerShell on your computer.

Step 2: To launch the Local Security Policy by typing secpol.msc and pressing Enter.

That is it.

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