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Error box when try to change options in Internet Explorer

Posted on 2002-03-17
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Dear all,

I am trying to change something in my Explorer as well as Internet Explorer, but instead, there is a dialog box popped out and says...

"The operations had been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator".

How can I remove this?

Thank you.

regards
cwh
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by:LeeTutor
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Presumably you are trying to make these changes to a computer that is on a network, and the system administrator has used the Policy Editor to restrict users from doing whatever you wanted to do.  If this is so, see your system administrator.  If somehow this is happening on your own home computer, which is not on a network, then we would need to know what you are trying to change in order to search out an answer.
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by:cwh
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I am using a Policy Editor, but not able to find anything that disable the thing. I am not hook up to network, and this happen on my laptop. I need not see any adminstrator. I am trying to change the internet load up page (default page), and also to change the files options in my explorer so it can play all mp3 files by my winamp instead of other stuff.

How to do it?

cwh
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by:stevenlewis
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these may help
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/537/
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/797/
now as far as the mp3 files, in windows explorer,highlight an mp3, then while holding the shift key down, right click and choose open with, make sure that the "always open with" box is checked, and browse to the winamp exe file, open it and it should set it to open with winamp
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by:stevenlewis
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Note, using policy editor will set the restrictions, but sometimes you will have to manually edit the registry to remove the restrictions. Poledit is a powerfull tool, and should only be used when you know what it is doing. You can lock yourself out with it
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by:cwh
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dear stevenlewis,

what if now I decided not to use the Poledit anymore. Can I just delete away the command.adm, and user.adm from /INF/ folder? anything else that I need to do?

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by:stevenlewis
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You will still have to edit the registry to remove the restrictions you have put on the machine
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by:cwh
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I tried the winguides link that you gave me, and remove the Internet Options restriction, but I still cannot change the options from Internet Explorer, but I can do it in Control Panel. Any idea why?

cwh
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by:stevenlewis
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did you reboot?
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by:cwh
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yes. reboot-ed. Still have the same problem.
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stevenlewis earned 50 total points
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Unless you missed a setting in there
see here
http://www.som.hw.ac.uk/computing/documentation/w95microlab/poledit1.rpt.html

now also see here
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q147381
pas close attention to this part
WARNING: Using System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of System Policy Editor can be solved. Use System Policy Editor at your own risk.


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