Internet explorer maintenance error

Posted on 2003-11-03
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hi, dear expert i am facing a problem about ie6sp1 and group policy in Windows 2000 pro. When i try to explorer the user configuration > windows settings in group policy, system will prompt me an error

'snap-in failed to initialize
Name: internet explorer maintenance clsid:{FC715823-C5FB-11D1-9EEF-00A0C90347FF}'.

 Will it affect my cookie setting? Because after this problem occur, i can't change my ie cookie setting & some webpage can't be browse .Please help....
Question by:weiman99

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You can save your cookies, just goto C:\windows\cookies and click on one file and then goto edit/select all and drag in a folder or save as.........


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Hi There

Try this

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To temporarily allow the use of the Group Policy snap-in, use the following steps:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the following registry key:

Locate the RestrictToPermittedSnapins value and change it to 0.
Quit Registry Editor.
Try to start Group Policy Editor.
If you perform these steps and you still receive an error message when you attempt to use Group Policy Editor, use the following steps:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the following registry key:

Change the Restrict_Run value to 0 in the following keys if they exist:


Quit Registry Editor.
Try to start Group Policy Editor.

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