Local Computer Policy options missing after installing SP3 with .NET framework 2.0
Posted on 2008-10-02
I am setting up a computer for use in a public area with little supervision, so I was using the Local Computer Policy to restrict users from making changes and accessing things they shouldn't, like changing the network options or accessing the C: drive.
One program that I needed to run needed the .NET framework 2.0 to run. I could not get .NET framework 2.0 to install unless I installed XP SP2, then the .NET framework 2.0, then SP3. I then updated everything else Microsoft recommended except for .NET framework 3.0
After doing that, the Local Computer Policy does not have any of the Windows Settings or Administrative Templates that I was using to restrict the users. Administrative Templates now has only Windows Components, and that only contains settings for Search and Windows Media Player.
I have tried removing the filter from the Administrative Templates, and typing regsvr32 gptext.dll at a command prompt. No results.
How can I get my controls back?