Windows XP Pro VLM 1.0 has NO Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
Posted on 2009-03-29
My version is Windows XP Pro (NO service packs). It is a Volume License media with a VLK 1.0. So it is one of the early versions. On every system I install it on, none have gpedit.msn. Attempts to run it say file not found. Also, I cannot install it from the disk, because the file to expand and register (gpedit.ms_ is not on it. My version seems to simply be VOID of the group policy editor!
As an aside, whenever I try to slipstream SP2 on it, the disk is recognized as XP Home by Nlite - although I am certain it is Pro (all other features of Pro are available, like hosting remote desktop, etc). Slipstreaming never works, with or without even without adding the service packs (I tried slipstreaming with just adding SATA drivers and the same error below occurred) - Error Code: 0X80040509 - Product key is not valid for this media type. Please use the correct installation CD to reinstall windows.
How can I get gpedit on these machines? Can I download it from Microsoft? I suppose I should just call MS, but these forums are much better. If it matters to anyone, my VLK is legitimate...it is used for a charter school where I help with computer admin stuff.