We often want to limit other users’ abilities by adding or removing the user from being members of groups on our PC. Like you can set different rights and permissions for different groups. And for this, the Local User and Group Management tool or lusrmgr.msc is responsible. But unfortunately, it doesn’t really come with the Windows Home version. So the question is, how to enable the Local User and Groups in Windows 11/10 Home?
What is the Local User and Group Management tool?
Talking about lusrmgr.msc, it is a console for managing local users and groups. It has been in the Windows ecosystem since Windows 2000. But with the Windows 11/10 Home version, the feature doesn’t exist. As a result, you cannot assign rights to different users and groups.
But in this article, I will be sharing a step-by-step guide on how you can get rid of the local users and groups access is denied error or find an alternative.
How to Enable Local User and Groups in Windows 11/10 Home
Unfortunately, it is impossible to use the built-in or the official local user and group management tool in Windows 10 Home. But luckily, there is a third-party tool called lusrmgr.com.You can use it to assign rights to groups and users.
Talking about the program, Lusrmgr is a portable app that can run on any edition of Windows 11 and Windows 10, including the Home version. However, it requires administrative privileges and the .NET framework 4.5 or higher to function correctly.
Follow the steps to download and use the lusrmgr.msc alternative:
- At first, download the lusrmgr.exe file from this Github page.
- Once downloaded, double-click on the program to run it. You may also encounter a Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompt. Click on More info and then on Run anyway.
- After launching the program, you should see a screen similar to the built-in lusrmgr tool.
- Now under the Local users and group consoles, you can easily create and manage users and groups.
- To create a user, right-click on the Users menu and select create. On the create new user window, fill in all the details of a new user and click on the create button.
- Also, to manage an account already created under your Windows 11/10, you have to select and right-click on the account. After that, you will find options to rename it, set a password, delete or edit the account.
Moreover, with the help of this program, you will be able to connect to a remote computer if a remote computer allows the remote connection. You have to right-click on your computer’s entry and select connect to a computer to access this feature.
Why is Gpedit not available for Windows 11/10 Home?
Windows 10 Home was made for home or personal use. As a result, there are lots of advanced features are missing from it. Among them, one is the Group Policy feature. Also, as there is no Group Policy Feature by default, Gpedit is not available.
How to Enable gpedit.msc in Windows Home version?
Similar to this tool, Group Policy Editor is not available for the Windows Home version. However, you can enable gpedit.msc by following this simple guide.
I cannot access GPEDIT.MSC in Windows?
At first, ensure that your computer is running on the latest version of Windows. Then to access Group Policy Editor, make sure you are using a profile with Admin rights. If your computer is on a domain, you must contact your Administrator.
To go to Group Policy Editor, press Windows + R, type “gpedit.msc” and press enter. If you cannot access Group Policy Editor, create a new user with admin rights and follow the same steps.
How Do I Enable Lusrmgr MSC in Windows 11/10 Home?
There is no way to enable Lusrmgr MSC by default in Windows 10 home. Instead, you have to download the lusrmgr.exe file, a third-party program to manage users and groups.
So that was a quick answer to your how to enable local users and groups in Windows 11/10 Home. I hope the above guide has helped you with your query. Also, in case if there is anything else you would want to ask, then feel free to drop a comment below.