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Categories appear under Computer Settings or User Settings in the Group Policy Object Editor, depending on which class the category is in. A category is specified as follows. Brackets indicate optional parameters.


[KEYNAME key name]

[policy definition statements]



Category name as it should appear in the Group Policy Object Editor.

key name

Optional path to the registry key to use for the category. Do not include HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER in the registry path. The preceding CLASS statement determines which of these keys will be used.

If a key name is specified, it will be used by all child categories, policies, and parts, unless they specifically provide a key name of their own.

policy definition statements

Each category can contain zero or more POLICY statements. A policy definition statement cannot appear more than once in a single category.

Related topics

Group Policy Overview
Group Policy File Formats



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