admin problem

Posted on 2008-01-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I could not able to  change setting in date , not able to open control panel  in my  pc
when i try to open It throws error message  "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in
effect on this computer . Please contact your system adminitrator

Herewith my pc details
OS : window xp  
Question by:pushparajm

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midi152 earned 672 total points
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are you an admin or user on a work computer?

check this registry key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Ex

see if there is something in there that says nocontrolpanel. make sure the value is set to 0
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johnb6767 earned 664 total points
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This is often caused by Spyware....

Perhaps a HijackThis logfile might shed some insight as to the root cause......

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and235100 earned 664 total points
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As per midi152's comment - check:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies as well...

If you r-click your Start Menu, you should see 2 options (amongst others) "Open All Users" and "Explore All Users" if you are logged on as a local/domain administrator.
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Check out:

Start, run, type secpol.msc <hit enter> \ Security Settings \ Local Policies \ User rights assignment \ Change the system time

Make sure that you are member of one of the local groups listed.
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Expert Comment

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Is there a group policy applying to your computer from preventing you to change some settings on you computer.
Are you a system administrator, if not check with your IT departement if they want you to change your date and access control panel.

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Forced accept.

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