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Can't change system settings when logged in as administrator

Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have inherited a couple of systems that are set up as POS stations.  On these machines I need to change some system settings and place them on the new domain name.  There is only one issue.  It keeps telling me I need to log in as an administrator, even though I am logged in as an administrator.  I tried deleting the operating system and reloading everything only for it to do the exact same thing.  Any ideas?
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You say you are logged in as "an Administrator".  

Is this the actual Administrator account or is this an account with admin rights?

Logon as the administrator and check to see if you can navigate into the "c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy" folder on the local drive.  If not, then the system has been locked down by local group policies and the administrator exempted from these lock downs by revoking rights to this folder (otherwise it would get locked down too).

If this is true, then you can create a new administrator account, grant it rights to the folder and use the group policy mmc to edit and reverse the lock down policies.  You have to reverse the lock down group policies in order to remove them.



Well I log in as administrator.  As far as knowing if it has admin rights I am not sure.  I am unable to access the information that would tell me so.  Therefore I am guessing it does not have admin right, however there are only two users set up on this PC and both seem to function the same.

I was able to get to the group policy folder, however there were no files in it.

Any other ideas?


Are there any ideas towards this issue, because it still is not working.

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