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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy. Please help

Q: Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy. Please help

Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy. Please help

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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy.  Please help

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windows 7 32 bit fully updated.
yesterday i tried to install a companion program to my Lorex Video surveillance system that uses Flir Cloud to live view my in home security system.
It is a video player made by the same company to view locally the downloaded video files from my security DVR( .dav format). ive downloaded the exe directly form their website, it also auto downloads if i allow it and dont already have it installed( the .exe) when i download a video file to my PC. Issue: When i click it to install it i get a windows dialog box that says "" (path is C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\SPTemp\Smart Player.exe) (File name changes but rest of path is the same depending on which file i try to run). ( this is a home PC of which i am the administrator.)
this happens using and administrator level windows account(and/or if i right click and "run as administrator) and it happens whether i use the file i directly downloaded form their site or through the software.
i spoke to their tech support and they have no idea. Ive googled a couple times but i am leary of deleting entire registry folders. Can someone explain more clearly why this is happening, and how to resolve it without compromising anything else in the system?

A:This program is blocked by group policy, contact your system administrator for f

still preprexed by this issue, someone suggested that cryptoprevent may be causing the issue( which i have installed and updated)

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How can I resolve this problem? I am unable to make any changes or restore a deleted folder. Thank you

A:This program is blocked by group policy. Contact your system administrator

We need more info, please.

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How can I resolve this problem? I am unable to make any changes or restore a deleted folder. Thank you

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Hello ,

plz i have a question ,can i add group policy to windows vista home premium , i need it some time and how to show users & groups in the same windows ???
Thanks .

A:Add Group policy to vista home premium ??

Hi unica and welcome to the forums

Sorry, but it is not possible to add the Group Policy Editor to the Home versions of Vista. This tool is only available on the Business and Ultimate versions. However, some (but not all) of the changes that can be made with this editor can also be made by editing the registry directly. In other words, it is a bit like an interface centre. Those changes which cannot be made this way refer to the features of Vista that are only found in the Business and Ultimate versions.

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I have a small office network with a mix of PC's running either Windows XP or Windows Vista Premium. The main printer/scanner/fax machine is located in a small room by itself and all the PC's have access to it.

For the most part all works fine and the PC's all communicate with each other. The only aggrevation is that occassionly when printing to the shared printer, a Vista PC will pop up an error message that says "To use the shared printer \ \Scanning\Sharp AR-M207, you need to install the printer driver on your computer and then restart the print job." Along with action boxes INSTALL DRIVER and CANCEL. Normally I click on INSTALL DRIVER, enter the Admin password, and all prints well for a little while. This happens on all of the Vista PC's whether they are set up for one user or two users. (On the two user PC's, Admin is one of the users.)

Starting just recently, one of the two user Vista PC's started a new quirck. When I clicked on INSTALL DRIVER, I get the error message, "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator. etc."

I tried a re-boot. No success. I checked the PC and printer settings and all indicates that each is set up for public acccess across the network. I did a search on the net about group policy settings in Vista, only to learn that one requires a professional version of Vista to change these (at least easily). I then tried to uninstall and then reinstall the printer drivers. This... Read more

A:This program is blocked by group policy. (Vista Home Premium)

Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges and type

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

see more:How to reset security settings back to the defaults

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My HP Pavilion DV6516TX Notebook has Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 Installed. I want to turn off System Restore temporarily to remove a Trojan horse as advised by Symantec. However, i am unable to turn off System Restore temporarily because Group Policy does not allow. In Home Premium edition there is no facility to edit group policy because the same is not available in this edition of Windows Vista.

Can any expert help me to turn off System Restore temporarily in the light of the above using any alternative means? Please inform the complete steps to do this in detail. Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Cannot Be Turned Off In Home Premium . Group Policy Does Not Allow.

You can delete the policy using the 'reg delete' command. Open a command window and type REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore" /F
(note there are exactly four spaces in the command line)

This will delete any group policies affecting System Restore, assuming something hasn't blocked access to the registry key. You may need to restart Windows to make the change effective.

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We are unable to disable the system protection on the local system disks under group policy. We have enabled "Turn off System Restore" under Computer Configuration \ Policies\
Administrative Templates\ System\ System Restore. All this does is gray out the options for you to configure, create or doing a system restore but it does not turn off the "protection" on the disk.
Is there another way to do this in GP or is there a registry key that can be

A:How to turn off system protection/restore points in group policy

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
According to Process Monitor result, when turn on System Protection, this key was firstly changed:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP\Clients
Refer to

This key (high-lightened)was only created when system protection was turned on.

If you delete it, the System Protection will be turned off on UI.
This change was not recommended for security reason. If you really want to delete it, please backup the key before you do that.

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This wouldn't fit in the thread I am helping on so I decided to ask my question here.

Great Link there Kari!

Scott, a bit off topic...just a bit,.....Kari;

I understand the limitations of Group Policy (GP) for my version of Windows 7 Home Premium (HP), and in going through my links I was reminded of a, for lack of a better term a "tweak" to HP that might open GP to 7HP users.

Do you believe making the change would provide a benefit or a detriment to my version?

Related Link:
How to Enable

Thanks Scott!! Okay! ..............

My question?
Do you believe making the change would provide a benefit or a detriment to my version?
I'll be posting a referral link to here in the Group Policy set up for dummies Thread by Scott46......

A:Group Policy for Windows 7 Home Premium

Hello Steve,

It's been my experience that trying to add Group Policy to unsupported editions of Windows 7 just doesn't work or work properly. In addition, there's a good chance of messing up Windows trying to add Group Policy if mistakes are made during the process.

If one wants Group Policy, it would be best to get the Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate edition.

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Hi there.

I know that Win7 Home Premium does not have the group policy management console.

As i only connect directly to my modem and do not file share or edit the computer remotely etc. From a security point of view, which policies would you recommend to change from their default state?

I'm aware that some if not all policies can be edited in regedit, are the registry values easy enough to find or should i just bite the bullet and upgrade my Windows 7 to Win7 Ultimate.

Thanks for any help.


A:Security and Group policy Windows 7 Home Premium

You can create a 'custom' MSC

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Hi Experts,
Yesterday when I turned on my XP laptop, there was a little red shield in the taskbar indicating that my firewall was turned off.  I clicked the shield and tried to turn it back on, but got the following error in the Security Center:
"We're sorry. The Security Center could not turn on Windows Firewall. To try turning on the firewall yourself, go to Windows Firewall in Control Panel. In the Windows Firewall dialog General tab, select On (recommended), and then click OK."
So I opened Windows Firewall and discovered that the General tab was completely grayed out -- I wasn't able to turn it on from there either.  Worried that I had a virus, I ran Malwarebytes and my AV (Eset NOD32, but all scans came up clean.
My next step was to search online (with a different computer) to see if there were any solutions for this issue, and I found a MicrosoftFixit link for repairing the Firewall.  I downloaded the file to my flash drive, installed it on my XP laptop, and after the wizard went through all of its steps, I got the following error message:
"Windows Firewall cannot be set as the default firewall. This problem may be occurring because of an existing Group Policy or because you are using the [sic] another firewall program. If you want to use Windows Firewall, exit this troubleshooter, uninstall the other firewall program, and then run this troubleshooter again."
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A:Windows firewall on XP laptop will not turn on due to group policy??

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Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and want to change something found in:

Group Policy Editor>Computer Configuration> AdministrativeTemplates> Windows Components

Is there a workaround?

A:Group Policy Editor workaround Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hello Phil,

What did you want to change there?

You could look it up at the link below to see what to change in the registry for it instead.

Group Policy Search

Hope this helps for now,

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My university requires all student laptops to run a little application that makes some changes in the registry to allow access to the campus' network.

After running the application, I noticed that it also made changes to group policy settings for Windows Update. I can no longer choose how I want Windows Update to work, since it has automatically selected the recommended setting and has greyed out the rest. Right at the top it tells me that these settings are managed by my system administrator, which is supposed to be me.

My question is how do I go about editing group policy for Windows Update using RegEdit? I would like to restore my access to the update settings.

A:editing home premium group policy (for windows update)

To access the Group Policy management open "Run..." (Start+R) and type "gpedit.msc". That gives you the Group Policy management.

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It seem's i can't turn on my Windows Firewall because of this and im not forsure what else it is effecting please help thanks.

A:Group Policy How do I turn it off?

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I am wanting to disable the ability to turn off wireless networking in our Windows 8.1 Update clients using Group Policy. We are a school that runs classroom management software enabling the teachers to view what the students have on their screens.
Students just switch off their wireless to avoid detection. I have searched the Group Policy listings and can't find anything.

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Maybe someone can take pity on me and explain this. I have a new Toshiba notebook running Vista Home Premium. I'm running as a stand alone user, not as a member of any domain. I've been trying to resolve a very slow shut down (10 - 15 minutes) that happens only from time to time.
Searching the net, I find references to things I can check with the group policy object editor. The programs recommended, such as gpmc.msc, don't seem to be available in my version of Vista (Home Premium). Also the snap in discussed some places does not seem to be available in my copy of Vista.
Is this because it's a home version? Is there something I have to download and/or install?
I suspect the answer is that I don't have Vista Enterprise or ultimate or whatever it's called.
I'll greatly appreciate any suggestions on this or on the slow shut down.

A:How To Edit Group Policy in Home Premium?

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Hi all,
I received this message when i tried to look at the local group policy setting on one of my machines (Windows XP SP3), which is joined in my domain.
"Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights.
Unspecified error."
note that I am local admin.
It's all started when I was troublshooting WSUS connectivity and i looked at the WinsdowsUpdate.log, the WSUS server was <Null> & WSUS status server <Null>, I tried to force the domain GP by using GPupdate /force, it went fine and asked to
log off, but nothing changed in the WindowsUpdate.log still <Null>. Then i tried to look at the local policy setting.
I searched the internet nothing related to my case.
Thanks in advance for advising.
Mohammed Adel

A:Group policy error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer.

I guess reinstall windows is the solution, I also found one log "event id 1096", related to "registry.pol" it was corrupted.
Mohammed Adel

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when i log in my pc on network then it change my local adm password.How i can disable this.pl help me.

A:How to disable local administrator password change group policy

I'm not sure what you mean. Simply logging onto your PC shouldn't change the admin password. It is also recommended to not use the Admin account for general use.

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I turned on BitLocker in my Win7 x64 several months ago and used it flawlessly.  I had configured it to use TPM+ Startup Key and everything worked perfectly.  Then
a few days ago I wanted to increase to HDD size for the OS so I went to the Control Panel - Bitlocker Drive Encryption - and
clicked Turn Off BitLocker.  Bitlocker decrypted the drive and everything worked perfectly until I added a larger capacity
drive then restored the machine from a backup image, then when I tried to turn on BitLocker again I received this message "starting bitLocker the group policy settings for bitLocker startup options are in conflict and cannot be applied Contact
your system administrator for more information." The Machine was Joined to the Domain before I originally turned on BitLocker and when I turned off BitLocker and also when tried to turn BitLocker back on.

I have tried all of the following solutions to resolve this with no success:

I cannot for the life of me figure out which group policies are conflicting.  I changed the "Require additional authentication at startup" to "Not Configured" but it didn't make any difference.  I have verified that every policy
under the BitLocker Drive Encryption folder is set to "Not configured". 

I even tried setting Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - System - Power Management - Sleep Settings :

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Win7 Home Premium does NOT contain the well known GroupPolicy Editor. This is a feature only in Win7 Pro and above.

What is exactly meant by "Group Policy Editor": The tool "gpedit.msc" (from former WinXP) or the group policy features itself?

If only the tool is meant then the Home Premium user could enter the function manually in registry (as in WinXP). Is this possible?


A:Direct Group Policy features as Registry values in Win7 Home Premium ?

gpedit.msc is the Group Policy editor. However, if you want to find a setting that you can normally edit with gpedit, and you have access to a Win7 machine *with* gpedit, you have two options:

1. You can look at the .admx files in %windir%\PolicyDefinitions\ and the corresponding .adml files in %windir%\PolicyDefinitions\<language>\ to get the keys/values that correspond to the actual group policy settings - the .admx files contain the actual registry settings that a policy would set, and the .adml files contain the text that you see in the group policy editor for a policy. So, find the text of a policy setting you want to set in one of the .adml files (you will have to search), and you will see that there is a "string id" associated with it - search for that string id in the .admx file of the same name, and you'll find the reg value and key to set the policy manually .

2. If you're lazy like me, you can find a lot (not all, but a lot) of these here:
Again, not all are listed here, so you may need to resort to #1 if you cannot find the policy you want to configure via #2.

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Hi all,
Have got my mother in laws laptop, and none of her AV programmes appear to be running - neither do alot of her usual start-up programs. If I try and manually launch her AV program (McAffee), I get a message "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information contact your system administrator." for file mcagent.exe
I can't edit group policy, because this is Windows Vista Home, which doesn't have any Policy editors, so I can only assume that some malware made the change in the first place directly to the registry.
So I can't even run a scan - I don't seem to be able to turn Windows Defender on either. I don't know how long it's been like this, so I'm suspecting there are probably all sorts of malware on there. Would really appreciate any help you can give me.
DDS.txt follows :
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19518
Run by Jen at 18:44:51 on 2014-04-18
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2045.788 [GMT 1:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
============== Running Processes ================
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A:Cannot run any AV programs - message "This program is blocked by group policy"

Please run the following:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.NEXTPlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) from here and save it to your desktop.(Direct link to the file: http://downloads.malwarebytes.org/file/mbar)Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.Caution: This is a beta version so please be sure to read the disclaimer and back up any important data before using.Doubleclick on the MBAR file you downloaded and approve the UAC prompt in Vista and newer operating systems.Click OK on the next screen, to allow the package to extract the contents of the file to its own folder, mbar.mbar.exe will launch automatically. On some systems, this may take a few extra seconds. Please be patient and wait for the program to open.After reading the Introduction, click 'Next' if you agree.On the Update Database screen, click on the 'Update' button.Once you see 'Success: Database was succ... Read more

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I'm trying to help a friend with her Windows 8 laptop and I need some generic advice.

Her PC had been running great until she attempted to download some silly game a couple of days ago. The game took hours to download and install and ever since she's had problems - lots of pop-ups and strange things running constantly. I helped her using Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner, which seemed to take care of pretty much everything.

Two problems remain:
Windows Defender which is her real-time protection refuses to run. She's been using Defender for a few years and ran a full scan just a week ago, and no malware was found.. Now, it gives us the following message for which I've found very little help. She is running basic Windows 8 and no group policies are running.
AFAIK she has never had any other antivirus on the laptop.

The second problem is one I came across in trying to solve problem 1. Opening a command prompt as an administrator and running sfc /scannow always brings up the DOS message that it cannot be run because I have to be an administrator.

Since everything else on the laptop seems to work just fine, and she can play all her other silly games and read her email she didn't want to part with it. So I'm looking for some ideas on what to do to fix these issues when I see her next.

A:Windows Defender and Group Policy

Scan the system with Kaspersky TTDSKiller, ESET Online Scanner and SuperAntiSpyware

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I think my laptop is still infected with malware, but I can't find it using Malwarebytes.
After doing all of the above I am no better off, the WD is still turned off by group policy and can't be switched back on again.
Luckily I do not have online banking or anything like that on my laptop and mainly use it for work email.
Please help.

A:Windows defender - this app is turned off by group policy

Just noticed my COM surrogate in task manager is running 40-50% CPU.
Normally my entire system would run at 2-5%.

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i have been getting this message every time i try to turn on windows defender in settings im not planning on installing a 3rd party antivirus so any help would be deeply appreciated,
ps i have tried registry edit and uit has not worked

A:windows defender is turned off by group policy

On which OS please

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Hello Dear people,
I have a pop-up and it written "Windows Defender is blocked by Group Policy". What is this? Please help.

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I'm currently having a problem with Windows defender, which is reporting that i have malware. However, when i try to run windows defender it gives a warning that the program is blocked by group policy. I was also experiencing a problem with wondows startup where it would open my documents and then pause. I've now sorted this but anti-virus and ad-aware are not finding any problems.Below is a report from Hijackthis. Can some one help me please?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:19:57, on 30/01/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exeC:\Windows\FixCamera.exeC:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exeC:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk10\PDAgentS1.exeC:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\Windows\system32\perfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend ... Read more

A:Windows Defender BLocked by Group Policy

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Hi everyone I just signed up today and I need help. Yesterday after surfing the web I deleted my expired trial verson of Mc Afee, then shortly after I started to experiance some problems on my laptop first I was promt with an error message that said something like:

could not locate Winzyt32.rom

Then I received this message:

Windows defender is turned off by group policy
Windows defender won't provide protection against harmfull or potentially unwanted software
and it won't send you alerts because it's off.
To help potect your computer against harmful or potentially unwanted sofware, contact your
system administrator to enable windows defender via group policy.

I tried to fix it myself by doing a system restore, but that only got rid of the Winzyt32.rom error. The same windows defender message pops up every time I start up my laptop ( Dell Studio runing Vista ). I don't know what to do I can't seem to open windows defender at all and my computer is running very slowly. I downloaded a trial version of Trend Micro Internet security this is running on my computer at the moment.
Please Help ASAP!

A:NEED HELP! windows defender is turned off by group policy

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I have been getting this message every time i try to turn on windows defender in settings im not planning on installing a 3rd party antivirus so any help would be deeply appreciated,
Ps i have tried registry edit and uit has not worked.

A:Windows Defender Is Turned Off By Group Policy

Are you trying to do this on a personal PC or a business one?

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This morning I've been recieveing the error meesage that Windowns cannot turn on defender due to group policy settings. Security centre won't let me turn it on and gives the same mesage when you try to do so. Computer seems to be running way slower then normal and more pop ups than normal too.

I've downloaed Microsoft Security Essentials and thats scanning and deleting stuff as I type this.

This is the Hijack this log, all help and advice will be much appreciated. I'm really not sure what to do beyond this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:52:51, on 13/02/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
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A:Windows defender turned off, group policy

I am now getting the error Internet Explorer has failed to initialze, windows is closing the program whilst browsing the web through Firefox. Box pops up in centre of screen with the red X symbol. I don't and never have used Internet Explorer on this machine.

Any ideas?

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New Install of windows 7 professional. Security features are turned off and greyed out. When I try to activate Defender i get error code 0x800704ec

A:Windows Defender: Program is blocked by Group Policy

It looks like you are already being helped in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/623210/new-install-microsoft-updates-blocked/
Please continue in that topic with the instructions received by your helper. Do not start new topics, this will only confuse matters. As this topic appears to be about the same issue, it will be locked.

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I have a set of dual-booting (OS X, Win XP) laptops. It works well....except that one OS thinks the hardware clock is UTC and the other thinks it is local time. This is leading to a headache as the machine cannot connect to the network with the wrong time. I cannot rely on ntp since the machine can't get on the network to fix the time if the time is wrong.

I want to fix this by making Windows treat the hardware clock as UTC. I've found some hints that this is possible with registry modification.

I'd really rather do it via group policy. For one thing, that way if it gets set back to hardware=local the normal GP refresh might get it reset before the laptop leaves the network. For another, the less I have to remember when building new images the better.

Is this possible? How/where is the setting in group policy?


A:Group Policy-Change Windows to use UTC?

I don't know of a Group Policy setting other than a logon/logoff script that makes the entry, but this is the relevant registry key:

Name = RealTimeIsUniversal
Type = Reg_DWORD
0 = RTC is Local Time
1 = RTC is UTC

It is very buggy in XP, especially after sleep or hibernation, you need Vista SP2 or Win 7, and even then it takes a certain procedure to get it working:

Let me clarify how this should be used:
1 - Edit the registry to include this option;
2 - Shutdown Windows and start your alternate OS (e.g. MacOS);
3 - Set the time right;
4 - Shutdown your alternate OS and boot Windows;
5 - Sleep and resume from sleep WindowsClick to expand...
I've not tested this myself, just did some Googling.

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As the topic says so, i recently cannot access my vista shared folders...

i went to see if the password protected sharing was ON, and it was.... i tried to turn it off and i couldnt, several tries after i went to check the firewall... and it was OFF... at the top of the windows it says something like this "These settings cant be changed due to Group Policy" or something like that ....

1) i'm the owner of the PC
2) i'm the solely admin of the PC
3) there is no other user in this PC..

what can i do to change this settings ??

BTW i tried to log on in safe mod as the Administrator account, and this didnt change anything... the Group Policy thing keeps appearing

A:Vista Group Policy - cannot change firewall nor password protected sharing

try this one, courtesy of bc...
09-Feb-2007 11:43 AM
Bob Cerelli

Distinguished Member Posts: 17,784
Join Date: Nov 2002

The lack of logon password may also be affecting network access.

To change this setting:

Run gpedit.msc
Go to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options
Double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only
Disable this option
Bob Cerelli

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Just installed windows 10 tonight and seems like all security programs installed or tried to download get this "This program is blocked by group policy.  For more information, contact your system administrator"

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Hi All,

I am after a bit of advice. I am editing a group policy on a windows 7 pro edition, and I am exporting it using the GPOPack tool and then I am importing the user registry.pol onto a windows home edition, using localpol.exe and it says that it is running successfully, but none of the policies are actually being applied.

We downloaded a gpedit.msc tool for the home edition and the values are showing as set, but they are not being applied.

The policy I am trying to alter, is the Control Panel policy to prevent users from accessing the Control Panel.

Any ideas?

A:Help Group Policy Windows 7 Pro & Home

Some Group Policy settings don't stick in Windows 7 HP even if you apply them.

Have a look here:

Deny Access to the Display Settings at Registry Guide for Windows

Backup Registry first.

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Windows Defender in Windows 7 OS
Error Code 0x800704ec
Won't allow me to open it due to a group policy is apply by the administrator which I check don't exist
I try every kind of Antivirus programs and spyware, malware security removal program and I also try to fix the group policy which it don't exist.
I'm RogerRogerC

A:Windows 7 Defender won't open because a group policy issue and error code is 0x800704ec

Please try the suggestions from the link below to check whether Windows Defender can be started.
Error message trying to start Windows

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So I heard that there is no group policy in Windows 10 Home. Is there some way to enable it? Or some alternative to group policy management?

A:Enable group policy in Windows 10 Home?

What are you looking to accomplish with group policy?

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Yesterday I opened utorrent and it worked OK. Today when I try to open utorrent I get :
(This program is blocked by group policy, for more information contact Systems Administrator).

I found this with Event Viewer. Access to C:\Users\Ray\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe has been restricted by your Administrator by location with policy rule {15544135-be10-4b3a-8652-ae990acb9f44} placed on path C:\Users\Ray\AppData\Roaming\*\*.exe. I looked at Group Policy Editor but I cant see anything. This is a home computer and I am logged in as Administrator.

A:This program is blocked by group policy, for more information contact

Welcome to the forum, hopefully im not helping you out so you can go and download illegal software or movies ect..

As an administrator
firstly click start and try run;
In the dialogue box type CMD and press enter;
then in the box type gpedit.msc and hit enter;
double click windows settings;
then click software restrictions and policies;
Then in that section change your user profile to basic user, as default it should be set as disallowed.

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So fresh install of windows 7 home premium 64bit

every time I start up I get the same issue of "Failed to connect windows service ...... Group policy client.."

I did some research about checking the key strings in regedit, but there is nothing in my registry about it..

any idea how I can disable the popup, or remove it so I don't get the same issue every time?


Regedit 1.png
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A:On, startup Windows could not connect to Group Policy .... help plz

Check this video I posted more than a year ago, it tells you how to solve the problem: "Windows could not connect to Group Policy Client services" how to fix. Firewall failed load 0x6d9 - YouTube

this should help


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defender is currently off and when i try to turn on it says its set off in group policy.

I am not sure how this happened but i cant turn it on again.

gpedit isnt available on my home version of windows so how did it get turned off in the first place?

A:Defender turned off in group policy

Hello Dooper,

It sounds like you may have used the method in OPTION TWO below to turn off Windows Defender then. It manually sets the same policy via Registry Editor instead.

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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hello, everyone, i have (?) how does it happen that windows defender gets blocked by group policy? how do i change it decides in the registry because i have to go into registry to make a change every time i start my computer so what i want to know is how to change the problem in group policy so that i don't have to go to regedit every time i start my computer?

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Hi, I hope i am doing this correctly. For the past 10 months i am blocked by group policy on almost anything i do on my laptop. I am the only one who uses it, I have no idea what group policy is, and had 3 IT look at it and they all said they have never seen this before, and no one could fix it. thanks in advance for anyone reading my post and or trying to help

A:group policy on my personal windows 7 home premuim

Google Search finds some pages about Group Policy but I'd read those that show Microsoft in the line just below the title clickable link. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...7+group+policy
Basically Group Policy Editor is not for the Home Premium version of Windows.
An example from that list:
Group Policy management for IT pros

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I was hoping to disable fast startup with group policy, but that doesn't seem to be an option.  Enabling the policy below forces fast startup to 'on', but disabling it simply defaults to the local computer setting, which is also 'on'.
Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Shutdown/Require use of fast startup
A work around could be to use group policy to disable hibernation completely, but I do not want to do that, I only want to disable fast startup.
I also know the change can be scripted, but I'd rather use group policy and am throwing this out there to see if I'm missing a setting before I move on to an alternate solution.

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do u know how to configure group policy so once user logs in,he can be assigned local administrator rights.

I wants the moment user logs in a new computer in a domain,in their user configuration
they will automatically assigned local administrator rights rather than I am using contol panel to add manually.

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System: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, SP1
ASUS laptop K52F
Accounts on laptop: Admin (Administrator account), Fred (Standard user account)
[Note: I posted this message to another forum a week ago and never received a satisfactory answer so I am posting it here.]

A few days ago I installed the following optional Windows updates:
KB3080079 [adds RDS support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 ]
KB915597 [update to Windows Defender definitions]

Then when I logged in to an Administrator account ["Admin"], the login was very, very slow and I saw the message "Wait for group policy client". So I rebooted and again logged into an Administrator account. The message still appeared and the login was very slow. I do not remember ever seeing this message prior to the above updates, although I am unsure if the message was related to the updates.

So I tried two experiments:
(Experiment 1) Disconnected from the Internet, rebooted, & logged in to an Administrator account. The message no longer appeared. I tried this 2 times - no message.

(Experiment 2) Reconnected to the Internet, rebooted, & logged in to an Administrator account. The message no longer appeared. I tried this 2 times - no message.

After this problem occurred, I scanned my laptop with the following, none of which found any problems:
Avira, Malwarebytes, TDSSKiller, SUPERAntiSpyware, RogueKiller
I also ran Chkdsk which found no problems.

(1) Why did the message disappear and never reappear ev... Read more

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dir sirs

i have a big problem in my netword
i changed the server and i get a new one
when i log in by local administrator in cients to jion the computer to the new domain
the local administrator is logged in efficted by the a user group policy
i have windows2000 advanced server

so i cannot see the desktop and i cannot join the pc to the netword
any help plzzz

A:why local administrator efficted by group policy

From what I understand, you are trying to join client pc's to your domain using the local admin accounts on the client. Is this correct?

When changing from workgroup to domain it will bring up a window asking for a username and password. Since the client is not yet on your domain, if needs authentication to join said domain from an authorized user account (domain admin account).
Enter the domain name first, then with a "/" without quotations, then a domain admin account name in the username field. Enter the domain admin accounts pw in the password field and hit ok. After a minute or so you will receive a welcome message.

Here is a simple example:
Domain: potatochips.com
Domain Admin Username: potatochipeater
pw for that account: ilovepotatochips

So, in the box that comes up enter the above information as so.....

Username: Potatochips/potatochipeater
Password: ilovepotatochips
I hope that this info has helped you. Please reply if you have any other questions.

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