IE restrictions

Posted on 2004-10-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Windows 2000 (with all service packs), 1 user who is Admin, no networking, standalone computer.

Unable to access Internet Options in IE6, keeps coming up with this message: The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your SysAdmin.

No restrictions have been placed on the computer. How can I access the Options? I tried reinstalling IE6 with no effect.

Question by:clover252525
    LVL 6

    Accepted Solution

    You should be able to fix it with regedit and this link:

    The bottom of the page may be of particular use:

    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)
    LVL 29

    Expert Comment


    Download and install this registry patch:
    Removes the Administrator message in Internet Options


    Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites

    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    Start>Run>gpedit.msc>user configuration>administrative templates>windows components>internet explorer>browser  menus. Then look for 'Tools Menu: Disable Internet option'. Double click and select disabled.

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