Windows 8.1 - Prevent Computer from Joining Homegroups

September 2016


As an administrator, you might want to prevent a computer on your network to join homegroups! Here's how to proceed on Windows 8.1.
The procedure is as follows:
  • Open the Run menu
  • Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
  • Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Homegroup
  • Double click on Prevent the computer from joining a homegroup
  • Select Enabled
  • Click on Apply > OK.

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