How to Open Local Security Policy in Windows 10 (5 Methods)

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Introduction

This guide demos how to open local security policy in Windows 10.

Options to Open Local Security Policy in Windows 10

The 5 methods to open local security policy in Windows 10 discussed in this guide are:

  1. Open from Search
  2. Access from Local Group Policy
  3. From Run Command
  4. Access from Command Prompt
  5. From Administrative Tools (Control Panel)

1
Open Local Security Policy in Windows 10 from Search

The quickest method to open local security policy in Windows 10 is to use search.

Here are the detailed steps.

  • Type local in Windows search bar. Then click Local Security Policy.
  • It will open…

2
Access Local Security Policy from Local Group Policy

You can also access local security policy from local group policy.

The detailed steps…

  • Type local group policy in search bar. Then select Edit group policy.
local security policy windows 10
  • At Local Group Policy Editor, on the Computer Configuration section expand Windows Settings. Then expand Security Settings. You can configure your Local Security Policies from the highlighted section of the image below..
local security policy windows 10

3
Access Local Security Policy from Run Command

Another easy way to access local security policy is via Run Command.

Here are the detailed steps:

  • Click Windows logo + R key to open Run command box.
  • At Run command, type secpol.msc. Then click OK.

4
Access from Command Prompt

This method is very similar to the Run command method. Here are the steps:

  • Type command prompt in the search bar. Then click Command Prompt in the search results.
local security policy windows 10
  • At command prompt, type the command below. Then press enter.
secpol.msc
local security policy windows 10

5
Open Local Security Policy from Control Panel

You can also access security policy policy from Administrative Tools via Control Panel.

The steps are detailed below:

  • Type Control Panel into Windows 10 search. Then click Control Panel from the search results.
  • When Control Panel opens, click the View by drop-down. Then select Large icons.
  • At the modified Control Panel view, click Administrative Tools. It will open in a new Window.
  • Finally, to open local security policy in Windows 10, click Local Security Policy.

Conclusion

Local Security Policy allows you to set specific security policies.

You can set Password and Account lockout polices, set Audit, User Rights Assignments policies and more. You can even set Windows Defender and Network List Manager Policies!

Whatever your reason for wanting to open Local Security Policy, I hope you found this guide useful!

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