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Unblocking the SET command for Recovery Console

I have been following the guidelines from the Dover Productions site & become stymied on the following:-

   START\RUN\secpol.msc (OK)

This produces a Windows cannot find message.

What next, please?

Regards,
  Malcolm

   

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rossfingalCommented:
Hi!

Here's a description of using the SET command with Recovery Console:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=235364

RF
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Thanks, rossfingal,  but I'm having probs getting to the Local Security Policy. I tried Admin Tools, etc but nothing there! Perhaps for the same reason that DoverProductions advice didn't work initially?
BTW, what's the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in in MMC? Where find MMC?
I am running XPHome SP2 in Categoty mode but will switch to Classic if that's any help.
The article to which you referred me seems very relevant, but I have trouble getting to the Windows security tools in the first place????
Cheers,
  Malcolm
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rossfingalCommented:
Hi!

Do you have Administrative privileges - are you logged on with them?

Try (Probably under "Classic" - I'm on 2000 at the moment):
Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy

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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
"Yes" re Admin privileges but I can't see Local Security Policy!

This is visible in XP HOME, eh???
 Malcolm

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rossfingalCommented:
Hi!

Try under "Safe" mode.

RF
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Thanks RF, but -
Same in Safe Mode - can't find Local Security Policy.
Malcolm
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rossfingalCommented:
Hi!

Just realized you have XP Home edition - I don't think Group Policies work on it -
on XP Pro they do.
Sorry!
I should have asked exactly what OS you have, in the first place.

RF
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Howdee!
I have read that Group Policies NOT for HOME XP but I didn't know whetther Local Security is part of this Group business????
Malcolm
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oBdACommented:
Yes, the local security policy is part of that, too.
The value set is the REG_DWORD "SetCommand" at HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole.
You can try (with the usual precautions) if that works on XP Home. "1" should enable access, 0 should disable it.
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mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Howdee,0BdA!

I think my just-written comment was clipped when I pressed Accept so I'd like to say thanks again here.

I much appreciate you getting me on the right track by sorting out this Home/Pro difference scenario.

Kind regards,
  Malcolm
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