Add or Remove Programs has been restricted.

I tried to open "Add/New Programs" icons in the control panel and an error message pop up,
"Add or Remove Programs has been restricted. Please check with your administrator"

I log in as an Administrator and have checked the group policy in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Add or Remove Programs is set to disable.

I was wondering where can I find the setting to remove this resctricted Add/New Programs?

kecoakAsked:
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi kecoak,

it is being hit by a Group Policy not a local policy, i take it you work in a domain environment administered by the IT team?

Cheers!
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kecoakAuthor Commented:
yes, it is on my Windows 2003 Server Domain controller, so it must be the group policy.
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kecoakAuthor Commented:
But I have no idea where I could find the corresponding setting in the group policy.
any idea
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jhowertonCommented:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel...that's where the Hide Control Panel Applets is located.
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jhowertonCommented:
OK...I read that completely different the 1st time....sorry for restating what you've already said.

Who are you logged in as when you get that error?
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Cherukuri30Service EngineerCommented:
Login as Administrator
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kecoakAuthor Commented:
I logged in as Administrator
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
>>>"I log in as an Administrator and have checked the group policy in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Add or Remove Programs is set to disable"

If it's set to "disable" then you can't add or remove programs.  You need to change the setting to "not configured".

If you don't know which GPO has this setting you need to run the resultant set of policy wizard.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
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kecoakAuthor Commented:
I say otherwise, if  I set this setting to disable it means that it wouldn't restrict add/remove programs.
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