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Access denied saving Group Policy changes

Q: Access denied saving Group Policy changes

I have a Dell Vostro running Xp Pro SP3. I was trying to disable Autorun for all devices using the Group Policy editor. I ran gpedit.msc, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System. Right-moused on Turn Off Autoplay, clicked Properties. It says Not Configured. I clicked "enabled" and "all devices". Then, if I either click Ok or Apply, I get a message that says "The Group Policy snapin was unable to save your changes due to the following error: Access is denied".

I am logged on as the Administrator.

How can I get around this?


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I have a Windows 7 laptop, I haven't been able to log in to my laptop because it keeps saying "Group Policy Failed to Start, Access is Denied." this is my ONLY account on my laptop plus its an ADMINISTRATIVE account, I've tried installing a new driver for Group Policy, that didn't work (via safe mode), I've tried creating a new account through safe mode, it still doesnt work. Please help??

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One of my user accounts have been getting the error above after a shutdown.
I tried system restore but it did not work.
I have tried disabling non-windows service on startup and that didn't work
Can someone help me please!!

A:The Group Policy failed the logon. Access Denied

Here are instructions on how to fix it, or at least, how I fixed a computer at school once.

1. Logon to the machine with a machine administrator account (assuming this issue is with a domain account, if not logon to the machine using another account with administrative privilege).
2. Move the machine to a workgroup from domain. (If it was part of one workgroup then change it to another one or join a domain.) You could do this through Control Panel\System and Security\System and then Change Settings.
3. Restart the machine and logon with a machine administrator account.
4. Delete your user profile data (or move it a different location) completely from c:\users. "C" in my case is system directory but if you have a different one then use that one.
5. Join the machine back to domain account (or to workgroup that the machine was originally joined to), and restart the machine.
6. Logon with your domain account that you were having trouble with. Keep fingers crossed.
If all goes well, you should be logged on.

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I cannot open my computer, I get this message. It is a personal computer and I am the only user so i can't log on with an administrator account. I can press f8 to get to that screen, but don't know what to do after that. I found Pianiste on one of the
forums who had the same issue about a year ago but could not see if she was able to solve this problem. The person who sold me the computer set it up so that I would not need a password. It is Windows 7. Would appreciate it if anyone can help me with this.
Thanks in advance. sorry if this is the wrong forum, can't see which one would be better.

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Now what?
Tried system restore, again. At least once a week now.
The real question is WHY!!!??? Why at all? Why all the time. Vista has been the MOST frustrating operating system we have owned. Almost 20 years with computers, and I can't believe I keep buying Microsoft. OMFG....
At least once a week we have issues. Compatibility, profiles deleted, uploaded files just gone for no reason, login failed. Our frustration has finally peaked.
How do we get this POS working again?

A:The group policy client failed the logon. Access is denied?

Hello FedUpVistaSucks,
Can you provide some system specs, thanks.
Do you have a Vista DVD/CD ?.
Can you get in via safe mode ?.
When we get a bit more info, we can get into it.

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Hoping someone can help me!

All of a sudden I am unable to access my computer desktop due to the above error message.

I have an acer laptop which came pre installed with windows vista basic so I have no disc... It is a home computer so the only logon we use is the profile named 'aver valued customer' which doesn't require a password.

I can get as far as this icon but everytime I click it I get the above message. I have tried running in safe mode and have also tried system restore but keep getting back to this initial logon screen which doesn't work.

Can anyone please help??

A:Group policy server failed logon. Access is denied.

Welcome to the forum. when you get to the login page is there any option to login as another user often just an arrow next to the name or switch user it seems it thinks its on a domain and your trying to login to a domain that you dont have. Can you get to safe mode with a cmd prompt?

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I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

I got the dreaded "User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile" screen 2 days ago. I saw google updater briefly before my system restarted and I've read that may be a cause. Anyway, I was able to back up most of my files. I restarted my laptop and to my surprise, it was back except the theme was different and couldn't be altered which I could deal with. A few other things were off but it was usable.

Unfortunately, a little before midnight, there was a power outage. My laptop has a dead battery (well almost dead so it gives you about a minute) so I just shut down without closing each program one by one. I force quit but it did shut down on its own. The power came back on but I got the following error when I tried to login this afternoon.

"The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access is denied"

I'm running Vista Ultimate. I could not get past the login screen. I could login in as guest but I only had one administrator account. I was able to boot in safe mode and my files are still there. I was even able to export my Firefox history, save my passwords and do a back up of that. I created a new administrator account in safe mode. I was able to login and use my laptop normally (connect to internet etc) but of course, it's not my real account.

I do not have the cd that the laptop came with because it was a hand-me down, come as is. I've been using it since 2006. I cannot do a system restore,... Read more

A:The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access is denied

Lets hope with a little luck the explanation given in this great tutorial resolves your problem.
User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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hi, thanks for taking the time to look at my problem.

basically what's wrong is that every time i try to log into my user's profile i get a message saying 'Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon - Access Denied' and then am prevented from logging in. if anyone can help me resolve this issue i would be very grateful. thank you.

A:Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon - Access Denied

Can you provide more details about your setup?

Is this a domain or local account? What Windows Group(s) is it a member of? Do you have other accounts that you can log into?

And just to be sure, have you applied all Vista updates?

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I have windows 7 and when I turn my dell  laptop on this is the message i get after entering my password. My computer works in safe mode but not in normal mode. How do I get rid of this with out loosing everything on my computer?

A:the group policy client service failed the logon. Access is denied

Before going any further, I would like to verify these situations:
1 Did this issue appear before?
2 Did your PC in a domain?
I suggest to perform some tests which mention in:
Even though they are for Vista, they should be applicable to Windows 7 too.
If this issue persists, you can try to make a system restore:
Perform a system restore in WinRE
  1) Restart PC
  2) Press “F8” and select “Repair Your computer”
  3) choose System Restore.
Also this link may helpful to you:
Hope it helps.
 Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I only have one account on my computer and its my administrative account. When i try to log on this message pops up and it: Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon Access Denied and then it logs me out i cant even enter my computer

I would really appretiated if someone could tell me how to fix it without having to send in my computer for repair and paying 200 something dollars.

Thanks for the help

A:Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon Access Denied

When did this problem begin?
You can try a system restore thru WIN RE.

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It seems I had some sort of Trojan/Virus at some point. Looks like I got rid of it for the most part considering Malwarebytes and Kapersky no longer pic up any sort of inefection. However it left some lasting damage in the form of that error message that I get when I try to log on my main user.
I can still access it in safe mode but that is it.  Only thing I was able to do so far was just create an entirely new user with admin rights and transfer everything from one to the other. However now with this new user I keep getting a counterfeit windows error that won't go away. So fixing my orignal one and regaining access to it would be nice. All attempts so far have failed so any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

A:The group policy service client failed the logon. Access in denied

Hi -EDIT - Please click on Follow this topic at the top Right side, and select Instantly -You can post these one at a time if it is easier for you -   Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE* Save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.    Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Close any Firefox browsers you may have openCheckmark the following boxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump Files Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).    Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free (aka MBAM)* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then cl... Read more

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Please help i have done many searches and i can't seem to find anything to fix my issue.
My computer said it needed to do an update so i let it run the update and it prompted to restart the computer so i did that, i logged to my user account which is the administrator account and it said it didn't recognize my user profile so i was using a temp profile. Somehow my computer was unplugged and when i started it up it brought me to the user log in page i tried to log in and it says group policy client service failed log on access is denied. I can log on the standard user account but not my account which is the administrator account. But i can log on to the administrator account in safe mode. I don't understand and need lots of help to get back in to my account...

A:group policy client service failed logon access is denied

Go into Safe Mode as admin and try a System Restore : Start button / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore.

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i'm facing one issue with the roaming profile, when i'm trying to login on all machines (7 machines about) i receive  this error message ''
The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access denied.

your help please.

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I am a system administrator. In My organization we have few users who frequently getting the group policy error When they login into their respective machine. They are able to login after typing password multiple times and some times its works after
reboot. We have recreated the uses profiles multiple times and also replaced laptops.

We have also tried to rename the roaming profile of the users in the server. Issue occurs everyday when they login for the first time and for some users it happens when ever they unlock the machine. 

Client OS :  win 8.1
Profile : Roaming 
Can you please help me on this ?

Thanks in Advance :) 

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A computer was handed to me to fix. Well it's a Windows 7 laptop. I'm not actually by it right now so I can not tell you the manufacturer at the moment; but I'll try to explain everything I can.
I usually am very good with this stuff but the thing is, I've only came across an error like once before and I had to wipe the hard drive clean and re install everything. However my friend, she doesn't want me to do that. So. I have to try to save it all.

I've tried a lot I guess. It won't boot in safe mode, obviously, and it won't log at all, obviously. There's no second account. So now you know this. I'll continue on with what I've done.
I've done a couple things, actually. Before I tell you what I've done. I just so happened to be able to get in once. It logged in and said desktop could not be found and all that jazz. I was able to run SuperAntiSpyware and it got tracking cookies and like probably 1 or 2 Trojans and I removed those. Then it restarted and locked out with the same error.
I booted up with Kasperky CD I made a while ago. Didn't help, not really surprised. I went to go do system restore multiple times and none of which worked. There's other things I tried but can't remember at the moment. Honestly. I'm lost on what to do right now. I have no idea how on earth I would fix this.

I can't tell you on the specs on the computer because I can't access it so I can't get them. Also I do not have a disc from Microsoft for windows 7 recovery. I just read that doing t... Read more

A:The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon, Access is denied.

You might want to work on the steps here Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and report your findings.

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Hey, I have my problem of my computer, my computer says "The group policy client failed to logon.

Access is denied".

I tried to use regedit to edit values of mine, but it says access is denied. Also everything of my PC such as changing my themes not working.

My computer got infected, but it must be hijacked by a virus and my major error caused while im getting a crack + keygen for AVC ultimate's license. I've tried EVERYTHING such as antivirus, PC cleaners, etc. and more but still getting access is denied.

1) I've wonder not sure If i download a game, should I get an error access is denied?

2) If im downloading a software such as Audacity, Bittorrent (Except Softwares containing viruses), should I'll get access is denied error?

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.

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My PC got infected with a w32.virut virus.. so after searchin for a solution.. i had ir removed using symantec virut removal tool.. run the tool while my PC is at safe mode and internet off... And when its all done and restarted my pc at normal mode.. My PC keeps turning off and when i get back on and login to Admintrator acct, i keep getting this.. The Group Policy logon is denied.. The media is write protected Hope someone out here can help me out.. Thanks in advance and more power!!! xoxo

A:Help me plz - Group Policy logon is denied.. The media is write protected

I've sent a message to our security and malware removal specialist asking her to take a look at your problem and see if she has any suggestions. Unfortunately, though she was here when i started the message, she had logged off before I sent it so it may be a while before she responds. In the meantime, try the following:

Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates. Use the recovery disk if the system prompt doesn’t work. The recovery disk works a bit different from the above procedures but if you follow the prompts from the System Restore menu option with the above information you should be able to restore with no problems. This may restore the virus as well, so it may need to be removed again, but I would hold off on the procedure you used before as it seems it caused a lot of problems. Let's let our expert advise you what to do if we can at least restore you to working condition but even if we get it working again, I'd try to avoid using it as much as possible - especially going on the internet - as using it may spread the infection (but you c... Read more

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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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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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hello friends,
My Lab adminitrator has blocked the Group Policy.and blocked PLUG & PLAY devices.
i want to use USB drive. Someone plz help me

A:Access Group policy

Help you how?
Such policies are common, and have been approved by the courts.
Limiting Plug and Play devices is often required by insurance companies, and common sense.
Companies have to protect their data. They have to block opportunities for theft of valuable company information, as well as to prevent infestations that can be destructive.
Have you tried a simple discussion with your Lab administrator?
There is not much we can do to help you with a company policy, unless you have something more specific. You might start by telling us what you want to use a USB drive, and how it benefits the company.

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I am unable to open AVG as I get an error message that it is blocked by Group policy. I have tried to complete a system restore but this doesn't work either and it doesn't fully complete.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version:
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Antivirus: None

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A:how does one access LGP (group policy ed) on windows xp?

start, run, type: GPEDIT.MSC and click OK

LGP cannot be used on a computer on a domain, nor can it be used on Windows XP Home Edition

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I want to disable the default reboot after Windows runs unattended updates as this often prevents my overnight backup from running.

I have tried using the gpedit.msc routine to access the Local Computer Policy Editor but apparently that does not work in Win 7 Home Premium which I have.

Is there a manual way I can disable the reboot function?

A:Can't access Local Group Policy Editor

Hello Franco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Windows 7 Home Premium edition doesn't include the Local Group Policy Editor. However, you can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable the automatic restart for Windows Updates instead.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

Hope this helps,

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Windows XP won't let me access the Group Policy Editor by typing gpedit.msc into the Run Dialogue. Is there a way to find it in the system files? Or am I out of luck?

A:Solved: Can't access Group Policy Editor

You're out of luck if you have XP Home. No GP in there.

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I have a home system running Vistas Home Premium. Restore has been on since I got this system a few years back. It's saved my butt a few times.

However when I went to restore from an earlier date 4 days ago it told me restore was turned off. And when I try to turn it on group policy blocks me. I tried typing in “gpedit.msc” (as suggested in a few help web sites) in the search area and it finds nothing.

Another site gave step by step instructions about going into regedit to the restore folder and what to delete. I deleted the files it said to there and it changed nothing.

I’ve also seen suggestions to go into local security but that is not coming up under the Admin page.
I am Admin so have full access but it's not letting me do a thing to correct this.

I have done full scans with MalWareBytes and Super Anti-Spyware Pro and Ad-Aware. They all come back clean.

My system has been acting wonky for a week or so now - Firefox randomly freezes and closing it does not fully close it. I have to go into Task Manager and end the .exe program manually now. The system quit seeing my router so the home network is gone (I tried all the trouble shooting tasks) and it has now decided I need to log into my DSL account each time I want to websurf and before you would just turn on the system, click on Firefox and away it went.

Which is why I was hoping to restore from a earlier date and how I found out that is no longer an option. I know my older restore point... Read more

A:Group Policy denying restore access.

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Group Policy wont let me access anything on my computer, i can't disable anything or even start in Safe Mode...
I ran the FRST64 Program with the Addisiton.txt checked.. these are the results..
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Brody Bassage (ATTENTION: The logged in user is not administrator) on BRODYBASSAGE-PC on 10-04-2015 21:27:25
Running from C:\Users\Brody Bassage
Loaded Profiles: Brody Bassage (Available profiles: Brody Bassage)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
Failed to access process -> smss.exe
Failed to access process -> avgrsa.exe
Failed to access process -> avgcsrva.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> wininit.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> services.exe
Failed to access process -> lsass.exe
Failed to access process -> lsm.exe
Failed to access process -> winlogon.exe
Failed to access process -> svchost.exe
Failed to access process -> svchost.exe
Failed t... Read more

A:Group Policy wont let me access anything on my computer. PLZ HELP

Greetings bass1512 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter prob... Read more

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I want remove the checkmark on "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"
how can I do this when a group policy has it faded out?

A:how to over-ride a group policy on remote access?

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I've tried about every method to access Group Policy Editor but it keeps saying snap in restricted by administrator. I've tried using cmd but its disabled by system administrator also regedit.exe so I don't know what to do, would like to know if theres
anything that i can do.  Thanks.

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i'm a newbie year, would anyone pls. help me in removing zero access on my laptop. My avg cannot open as it is blocked by group policy.

Was reading the same thread and download the farbar scan tool and have generated a FRST.txt and Addition.txt.

pls. see below;

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 18-02-2015 01
Ran by cadettesam1 (administrator) on ITD-R on 19-02-2015 15:56:19
Running from C:\Users\cadettesam\Desktop\Bonus
Loaded Profiles: cadettesam1 (Available profiles: user0821 & cadettesam1 & itdept & carlo)
Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\FBAgent.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C... Read more

A:AVG access blocked by group policy - possible ZeroAccess infection???

Your system is infected, unfortunately there is also illegal software installed and running, that software was originally designed to crack Microsoft Office, currently it can also be used to crack Windows OS.

Task: {14EC2802-8C57-4899-9724-E34188C0EDC5} - System32\Tasks\AutoKMS => C:\Windows\AutoKMS\AutoKMS.exe [2013-03-10] ()
Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\AutoKMS.job => C:\Windows\AutoKMS\AutoKMS.exeClick to expand...

We cannot offer any further help whilst such software is installed and running....

Thank you,


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Once a month, I backup my laptop's files to an external hard drive. But, about three months ago, my company enabled Group Policy to where none of us employees are able to plug external hard drives into our USB ports.

Is there a way of overriding this policy?

If not, is there a way that I can find the local administrator password, so that I can login without being on the domain, plug in my external hard drive, and back up my files?



A:How to Override Group Policy Preventing Access to USB Ports

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I am afraid that this forum cannot help you to override your Company's/administrator's policy. That is also my policy .

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On Windows Vista and 7, there is a screen, which asks for an administrators authentication whenever something needs editing on the system (such as installing stuff). I have a GPO (group policy object) for all the workstations, and I've navigated to "Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment". Is there a setting that let's the specified users/groups authenticate on the Windows Vista/7 administrator screen (as described at the begining), without them actually being administrators?

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I have set some access limits on some programs, but the user that has the limits can run the Local Group Policy Editor and change the settings. How do I prevent access by other users to the Local Group Policy Editor?

Thanks for the help.

A:How do I limit access to the Local Group Policy Editor?

Hello Runandnottire, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only way to do so would be to change their account type from administrator to standard user.

Hope this helps,

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Hello. I am looking for a way to prevent writing to all removable devices. I have found the setting in group policy and enabled it. However, admin credentials are requested and if entered correctly, the user can write to the external drive. I want to configure this to allow writing to a removable device ONLY if the user is in the correct security group or a member of the domain administrators. In other words, this policy would apply to all users and be denied to the security group. Thanks for your time.

Almost forgot: We are still in a 2003 domain, although most of our DCs are now Windows 2008 R2. This policy would apply only to users logging in to our Windows 7 machines.

A:Group Policy to Deny Write Access to USB Devices

From Disable-Enable USB sticks and limit access to USB storage devices ? 7explications's Blog

Block USB in Windows 7 using Group Policy
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Removable Storage Access
Removable Disks: Deny execute access Enabled
Removable Disks: Deny read access Enabled
Removable Disks: Deny write access Enabled

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This post is aimed at emerraldnzl as it appears he did such a good job on the below post where swearley18 seemed to have the exact same problem I am having.


I refrained from performing the exact same steps due the below warning posted. Hence I am asking for my own instance.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

My computer will no longer allow me to run AVG or system restore. It also does not allow me to update Malwarebytes (had to do it in Safemode w networking) I really haven't noticed any issues showing up on my computer but I was alerted when the OS told me I wasn't running any antivirus software any longer.
Below is what it shows in event viewer as to why AVG won't start.

Access to C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2015\avgui.exe has been restricted by your Administrator by location with policy rule {00c62e4e-ba2f-44de-aee9-68feefbebba7} placed on path C:\Program Files\AVG\
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Attempting System Restore pops us a message that says it has been turned off by a group policy.

Malwarebytes does not detect any issues. I also ran Trend Micro's Housecall and it did not detect any issues.

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A:AVG access blocked by group policy - possible ZeroAccess infection???

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Using Vista Home Premium

I've tried everything. run the services. msc as administrator, did a system restore (with Norton disabled and in Safe mode), did the netsh winsock reset catalog, did tcp/ip repair, scanned as administrator....

nothing works.

am i forced to do a vista upgrade?

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(EDIT) Fixed it myself, thanks for the potential help tho!

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Hello all,
I need to find a way to disable write access to floppy drives in windows 2000. I want the users to be able to read from floppies, but not write.
The preferred way to do this is via group policy.
Any ideas out there.

A:Disable Write Access for a Floppy Drive Via Group Policy?

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Running around in circles for hours trying to resolve this issue. Message is Event ID: 7023 The Diagnostic Policy Service service terminated with the following error: Access is denied. This problem is NOT about accessing the internet, as I am here on the forum posting this. It's about other event errors caused by this. Event ID: 7023 Diagnostic Service Host service terminated with the following error: The requested control is not valid for this service and Event ID: 7023 The Diagnostic Service Host service terminated with the following error: The requested control is not valid for this service.

The DPS service is set to automatic start up, but it can't start at boot, which I assume that it is a SYSTEM privilege. I checked every entry of the User right assignment of the Local Security Policy and made sure that the SYSTEM, the Admin, and myself (I am the Admin) have access to everything. This is a single user desktop without password or user restrictions. I also modified the registry of the DPS Start: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DPS\Start and tested it with the values of 0, 1, 2, and 3 and rebooted each time, but it made no difference.

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Norton/Symantec, in its ever-ibimitable wisdom installs its Internet Security and Utilities packages into a locked folder(s). By locked I mean that one CANNOT modify (Rename, Delete, etc) the installed folder(s) and any of its sub-objects. I AM an administrator user, so I SHOULD (expect to) have such ability. Rather, I am issued Access Denied errors when attempting any form of modification of the folder(s) and/or its sub-objects. When attempting to change access security on the folder (modifying Administrator's access rules) I am again denied access...stupid. Can't get there from here!!!!

What does one do to overcome this most annoying impediment? I'm assuming that it would be through acces of the Local Security Policy function.

Probably some negative comment is due Microsoft for its clumsy implementation of security and the difficulty(s) trying to manage it, resulting in utter frustration.

Thanks in advance.

Lairbear (Randy Reist)

A:Win 7 - Local Security Policy, Access Denied

You can try this: Take Ownership Shortcut
And this: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Norton's files are locked to keep slagware from deleting, disabling, or otherwise modifying them.

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I know their are other threads on here about this particular problem but I am not having any luck with their suggestions so here it is:

I have also tried system restore, but the problem originated before any of the system restore points were created.

This is a customers computer, and I am convinced something happened around 4 or 5 months ago right after he switched from Cricket Mobile Broadband to a standard cable internet connection.

I have tried too many things to list but still with no luck;
- Un-installing and re-installing SP1 and 2
- Re-Installing wireless and wired internet connection drivers and utilities
- Substituting svchost.exe with backed up versions in c:winsxs
- Using a hacking utility to set all the NTFS permissions of the file to allow everyone to do anything
- Scanned for Malaware
- SFC /SCANNOW and CHKDSK /F (both did not find anything)
- Startup Repair from the Vista Install disc

I am tired of messing with it so I backed up all of his files onto my external 500gb USB HDD and I'm going to try re-installing vista... this sucks HELP!!

A:Diagnostic Policy Service (Access Denied 5)

Hello and welcome to the Forums, unless there is a solution for this issue and you have to reinstall, check this out for an easy way to reinstall the OS : Repair Install For Vista
After all you have done , this may be the best and then you would be done with it.

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On yesterday, I read a blog from Prevx regarding the "black screen" that is happening with a lot of Windows 7 and Vista users after running updates, etc (I run Vista). I thought this may have been my problem, as I have a 1.5 yr old monitor that just blacks out at will. I attempted to download the fix, directly from the blogsite, Prevx Black Screen Fix Blog and from that point, lost my internet connection (wireless), and could not reconnect.The fix was an executible file, "fixshell.exe" with additional instructions to run "http://info.prevx.com/download.asp?GRAB=BLACKSCREENFIX", after download through the Task Manager. By the time I clicked on the download, the internet connection was lost. I called the support desk for Belkin (the wireless router) and LinkSys (the wireless adapter), and both said their components were operating fine after a few instructions.When I hover over the network icon in the system tray I recieve this message: "The dependency service or group failed to start". I am also unable to do a Restore as all the Restore Dates have been wiped out.When I click on the network icon to 'diagnose and repair', I receive this message: "Could not start diagnostic policy service on local computer. Error 5: Access denied." I get this also when I attempt to manually start the Diagnostic Policy Service.I ran RegistryPatrol last night, and attempted to change the parameters of the DPS by creating a "Trusted Installer&quo... Read more

A:Diagnostic Policy Service - Access Denied

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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I'm creating a local group policy to lock down a Win7 Pro Workstation for use in the Staff room.
It's the first time I've used it, previously I've worked a bit with AD. but I've been following on line tutorials and using google and I'm nearly there with it.
But I'm stuck on one thing. My approach has been to remove access to pretty much everything apart from IE, Firefox and Skype icons on the task bar.
I've got the start menu empty apart from the shutdown button, which is what I want but at the top of the start menu is the users icon/picture thing and if i click on it it takes me to "user accounts". I can't for the life of me work out how to get rid of the picture or just stop this happening.

Can anyone help please?

A:How to use Local Group policy to prevent access to User Account settin

Have you tried anything from this thread (especially second page)?

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All of our computers at work have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and are connected through Server 2008. One computer, which I recently imaged and deployed, is having an issue connecting to network folders. The strange thing is that all networked drives are set for access through group policy. The computer in question is able to access allowed folders but, when I go to the main computer screen, instead of seeing Network on the left hand sidebar, I see Computers and Devices. Also, the machine will not allow anyone, even administrators, to map a network drive. The user also cannot access files from links in emails - i.e. drive:\folder\file. I'm wondering if there is some glitch in the policy or should I just re-image the machine. My boss wants to avoid the re-imaging but, even going through Network Troubleshooting, we can't seem to locate the problem.

A:Network access issues on Server 2008 with Windows 7 and group policy

Maybe there's something within the registry that's keeping the user from accessing?

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My brother lives in Australia and he has a work computer. They must have him as a regular user with out admin permission. He is trying to download skype, msn IM without any luck. It says he must be part of the admin group, access denied. Is there anyway to change the permissions to download these programs and then change back once done. I don't want to get him in trouble, but It sucks that we can't talk on skype. Any ideas.

A:Access Denied - not part of the admin group!

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 I joined my Windows 7 computer to my 2003 domain. The group Domain Admins was added to local Administrators group as it should but I still do not seem to have full access rights to the computer when logging on with an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group. For example I cannot access the c:\documents and settings folder. I also cannot install software remotely, ie.. virus software deployment.  I recieve an error staing that I must use an account that is part of the administrators group. Any idea why domain admin rights are not being honored.

A:Domain admin group denied access

Windows 7 works the same way as Windows Vista. Administrator accounts do not normally run with administrator privileges until you elevate whatever process needs administrator privileges. C:\Documents and Settings is a junction not a folder. It is for comaptibility purposes and can't be accessed by normal methods. There is no need to access it as it is just a pointer to the real location of the files C:\Users.I suggest you do some reading on the differences between Vista and XP. For the most part everything you read about Vista is applicable to Windows 7.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691.aspxhttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/7/8/578cbb95-c42e-4b9f-9989-93ffdeae8af4/Introducing_Windows_Vista.pdfhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa904820.aspxThe above links will get you started. I recommend you install Vista on your own computer and learn it inside out. It has many advantages over older versions of Windows, especially in a domain environment. It is however very different from XP. It bears repeating that whatever you learn about Vista will apply to Windows 7.

Kerry Brown MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience

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Hi All,

when I am trying connect wifi internet I am getting error like " diagnostic policy is not running " while diagnosing the local area connection.

FYI, Please refer attached screenshots.

And I had done system file scanning also. but In sfc.log showing below message but I can't understand anything here. please find below log and let know the solution ASAP.

2015-10-02 19:46:37, Info CSI 00000009 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2015-10-02 19:46:37, Info CSI 0000000a [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-10-02 19:46:38, Info CSI 0000000c [SR] Verify complete
2015-10-02 19:46:40, Info CSI 0000000d [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2015-10-02 19:46:40, Info CSI 0000000e [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-10-02 19:46:41, Info CSI 00000010 [SR] Verify complete
2015-10-02 19:46:42, Info CSI 00000011 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2015-10-02 19:46:42, Info CSI 00000012 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-10-02 19:46:43, Info CSI 00000014 [SR] Verify complete
2015-10-02 19:46:44, Info CSI 00000015 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2015-10-02 19:46:44, Info CSI 00000016 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-... Read more

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