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Windows 7: Notification area locked - Not policy

10 Feb 2010   #1

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Notification area locked - Not policy

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons shows the following:

Some settings are managed by your system administrator.
Why can't I change some settings

Clicking the link gives me the help screen which is no help in this instance as I have perused the Group Policy: User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Start Menu and Taskbar and all items are "Not configured"

An example of what this problem causes is that when Task Manager is minimized and options are set to 'hide when minimized' the icon never shows in the notification area.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Chuck Lingo

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10 Feb 2010   #2

XP Vista 7

your post is unclear...or maybe it's just me. what are you trying to do?
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10 Feb 2010   #3

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I did not fully understand your question, but if you are trying to get more control of the computer read and try this:

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

It would be the same in Vista and Windows 7
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