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 keyword filters to change how the Local Group Policy Editor displays Administrative Template policy settings.

To set the Administrative Templates Keyword 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 Keyword Filters check box.

  4. Type one or more keywords in the Filter for word(s) box, and click the appropriate filter:

    • Any: The filter includes any of the words in the Filter for word(s) box.

    • All: The filter includes all of the words in the Filter for word(s) box.

    • Exact: The filter includes exact matches of the words in the Filter for word(s) box.

  5. Select the appropriate check boxes next to Within.

    • Policy Setting Title: The filter includes searching the title of the policy setting.

    • Help Text: The filter includes searching the Help text of the policy setting.

    • Comment: The filter includes searching the comment of the policy setting

  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