GPedit.msc doesn't have the network folder in XP Pro

By rmsr1
Jan 16, 2012
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  1. i am trying to set Qos packet scheduler for bandwidth properties but when i open the folder administrative templates the network folder is not there.does anyone know why this is xp pro.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,029   +222

    strange - - my XP/Pro has ComputerConfg/AdminTemps/Network/QoS
  3. rmsr1

    rmsr1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i have 2 pc's and they both are missing this folder,the only thing that has networking is a file for media player.i don't understand what is wrong?
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,284   +153

    Hey Hey! I think I found a solution.

    When I checked my own Group Policy I didn't have an Admin Template for Network either! :confused: (and I'm also run XP Pro SP3)

    I don't know why it's missing by default in our cases but after some time googling I stumbled across a way to fix it when the Network folder is not there.

    > Run gpedit.msc again
    > Right click Admin Templates->Add/Remove Templates. Click Add button
    > Navigate to C:\Windows\inf, select the system.adm file. Click Open button
    > And "voila"! Admin Template folders for System, Network and Printers should appear

    /* edit */
    p.s I found the solution buried in HERE. Which is also curious as every other post I saw about setting Network or QOS policies (even those on Microsoft Technet) all seemed to assume the Network and QOS folders are there without any extra setup. Oh the mysteries of that thing we call Windows :)
    BugMe likes this.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,029   +222

    Great find - - Thanks for the feedback :)
  6. rmsr1

    rmsr1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    hey thanks for the info i just tried it and it works once again thanks.
  7. Thanks for the report. I had the same problem and rectified it now.


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