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Non-privileged accounts are unable to access display options in Windows 7

Posted on 2011-03-18
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As an Administrator, I am able to go into Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display

With a normal user account on the same machine, users cannot access the Display options to be able to change between Smaller -100% and Medium - 125%.

I have tried registry hacks with no joy so far:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/97939-display-dpi-settings-add-remove-desktop-context-menu.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/68760-display-settings-enable-disable.html

Nothing happens when accessing display from the context menu, and the 'display' link is missing in the 'See also' section on the 'Personalization' window.
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Question by:bootneck2222
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by:Danny Child
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has this been set as a GPO -
see the lower section of this page:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/68760-display-settings-enable-disable.html
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by:bootneck2222
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The Local Group Policy is set to 'Not Configured' and I can't see any domain policies that would affect it either.
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My apologies, after moving it to another AD OU with no policies set, it behaves as expected.  At least I know it's a domain policy causing it, I just need to find it.
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by:bootneck2222
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Closing due to own Group Policy oversight
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