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Windows 7: local group policy editor

25 Jul 2013   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
local group policy editor

I have created three user accounts on my computer. Admin, Maint and operator...added the operator account to the group policy snap-in with very restricted policies. Problem is I have somehow associated the Admin and maint as well, how do I reset the local group policy back to default settings? I need to recover the admin capabilities to make changes to the computers.

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01 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi..JOEYGE... Welcome to SF...Check this link. Hope it helps.

Local Group Policy - Reset to Default
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03 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 64
 
 
i'm locked out of all programs my pc :(

Hi, I may have a very similar problem. I was researching how to prevent users of a PC from using internet explorer and google chrome in order to prevent web browsing. I found a website that directed me to run gpedit.mmc, and then find "limit which programs can be run". Well, I didn't realize that this would apply to all users of the computer. So I have effectively made it so that even when logged in as the administrator, I can't open any program including the command promt except for excel. Will option 3 from the link provided allow me to reset the group policy back to default? I can't open command prompt even if I select "run as administrator."

Thanks to anyone who can help!
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03 Sep 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello courtship, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try using OPTION ONE with a .vbs file to reset group policy back to default.
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03 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks Brink. When I run the vbs file, I get the same message I get when I try to run any other application, "this operation had been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please see your system administrator."

Same when I try to run mmc or gpedit.....
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03 Sep 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In that case, you should still be able to use OPTION THREE in a command prompt at boot.
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03 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thank Brink. That is the news I was hoping for. I am a little surprised that gpedit.mmc will allow a person to do completely render the computer useless without a warning message or something. After all, I can't even install a program from a cd without windows triple verifying that I really really want to do this.

I was concerned about rebooting the computer because at least my outlook is currently open. I'll give the reboot a try in the morning and will post the result here afterwards.

Thank you again for your help!!
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03 Sep 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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04 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 64
 
 

Brink,

That did the trick. Thanks so much for the help!

Note to self: stop messing with your computer.........
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04 Sep 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted.

Nar, don't stop messing with it, but just keep good backups for when you have to much fun.
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