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?
"Blocked by group policy"(7 posts)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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