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Windows 7: Could somebody help me with an error i made using group policy

21 Sep 2011   #1
Scooterboy

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Could somebody help me with an error i made using group policy

Appreciate some help as I have made a mistake using the Local group Policy editor and locked myself out.

I was trying to restrict certain programs using the Local Group Policy editor following the instructions shown here

Verify the Destinations of Shortened URLs the Easy Way - How-To Geek

however, now the administrator account is getting the "operation has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer. Contact syste administration" message for all programs and control panel functions.


I am logged in as administrator but get the message.


What should I do? any suggestions would be appreciated.


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21 Sep 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scooterboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you may have linked the wrong item. That one does not seem to be related to your issue. If you could post back with the link of the instructions you used, we may be able to help reverse it.

However, you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you did this to undo it as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Sep 2011   #3
Scooterboy

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Sorry for the wrong link!

this is the correct one

Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

As a result i had to do a restore from a disk image. was not to bad as i only made the image a day before. but i would like to know what i did wrong to lock the administrator out from running any windows program.
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22 Sep 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. If you are able to, downloading and merging the REG file below, then restarting the computer will remove the restrictions set by that specific group policy setting.

If you are not able to merge the REG file, then see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator, log in to it, and merge the REG file below.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Remove_RestrictRun.reg (484 Bytes, 18 views)
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22 Sep 2011   #5
Scooterboy

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for that. As a result using the disk image i managed to restore it back and got the privileges as they should be. thanks for your help.

I then i did some more reading and it aappears that the programs that you add to the group policy list are those that can be run by other users. I still don't get then why it is designed that the administrator can lock his permissions out.

any body got any good links on where to read up. My aim is to make certain programs unavailable to the rest of the family when they log in on their own accounts.

thanks for the support.
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22 Sep 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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22 Sep 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Scooterboy. The links that Andrew posted above may work for you.
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22 Sep 2011   #8
Scooterboy

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Thank you very much for your help. I am on the right track now. i will read these forums more often and help out if i can.

Cheers
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22 Sep 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome Scooterboy.
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