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"Blocked by group policy"

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  • Started 5 years ago by georgelaljohn
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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
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Why is it for certain options like creating the restore point .Then the manage option in My computer . IT shows" Blocked by group policy". I would like to know the reason for this?

Posted 5 years ago
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jd2066
jd2066
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The means a policy was set to prevent that action. They are for IT Administrators of Corporations/Schools/etc to control what users can do though some malware programs (viruses, spyware, etc.) set them to.

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Sharif
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I am using Vista Home on a Toshiba Satellite U305. When I try to use Windows Movie Maker, I get the message "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator."

Since I am the "System Administrator" (the only user of this computer), this advice isn't very helpful!! I need to use Movie Maker, so this is a serious problem.

I usually have Windows Defender and User Account Controls off. However, I've turned both on in an attempt to solve this problem, to no avail.

Posted 5 years ago
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jd2066
jd2066
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I checked the Group Policy Settings Reference and found out which registry keys control this block.
Key 1: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMaker
Key 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMaker
Value: MovieMaker

Just open the registry editer and goto each of those keys and delete the above value if it exists.
I can create a registry file to do that if you don't want to use the registry editer.

Posted 5 years ago
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deshotel
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I also have a Toshiba Portege M600 with the exact same PROBLEM and neither of the registry keys you mentioned exist. SO now what do I do?? I also cannot delete OPERA for the same reason, i.e., somehow I am no longer the admin of my own machine over 1.5 years old.

Posted 4 years ago
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madmacs
madmacs
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@deshotel, you´d probably get an answer quicker if you started a new thread, thzis one´s pretty old!! ;)

Posted 4 years ago
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LH
LH
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deshotel. Welcome to HTG, but, this thread is 10 months old. Please can you start your own in a "New Topic". Thankyou.
This one is now closed.

Posted 4 years ago
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