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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in the Windows folder.
This article describes how to configure Windows to use a system policy on a stand-alone computer (a computer that is not on a network).
WARNING: Using System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of System Policy Editor can be solved. Use System Policy Editor at your own risk.
You can use system policies in Windows to customize parts of the desktop or to restrict access to certain programs or options.
To use system policies, user profiles must be enabled and System Policy Editor must be installed. System Policy Editor is available in the following locations:
Windows 95The Admin\Apptools\Poledit folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM.
NOTE: System Policy Editor is not included in the floppy disk version of Windows 95. You can download Policy.exe, a self-extracting file containing Poledit.exe, from online services. Please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information about downloading Policy.exe:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/135315/EN-US/ )CD-ROM Extras for Microsoft Windows 95 Upgrade
Windows 98The Tools\Reskit\Netadmin\Poledit folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
Use the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to install System Policy Editor.
To configure a standalone Windows-based computer to use system policies, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168579/EN-US/ )How to Set Up Locally-Based System Policies