The Local Group Policy Editor allows you to change the criteria for displaying Administrative Template policy settings. By default, the editor displays all policy settings. However, you can use requirement filters to change how the Local Group Policy Editor displays Administrative Template policy settings.

To set the Administrative Templates Requirement filter
  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

  2. Right-click Administrative Templates located under Computer Configuration or User Configuration. Click Filter Options.

  3. Select the Enable Requirements Filters check box.

  4. Type one or more keywords in the Filter for word(s) box.

  5. In the Select the desired platform and application filter(s) list, click the appropriate filter:

    • Include settings that match any of the selected platforms.

    • Include settings that match all of the selected platforms.


      You can click Select All to select all of the items in the list, or you can click Clear All to clear all of the items in the list.

  6. Click OK to apply the new filter settings and close the Filter Options dialog box.

Additional considerations

  • To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.

  • Filters are inclusive, so select items you want to display rather than items you want to be removed.

  • Filters do not work with Classic Administrative Templates.

  • Local Group Policy Editor and the Resultant Set of Policy snap-in are available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. For more information, see