Group Policy Editor not available for System Restore on XP Pro with SP3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I followed http://windowsxp.mvps.org/srpolicy.htm trying to enable the System Restore on the Computer Properties pane.  However I can't find System under Computer Configuration - > Administrative Templates.  I can only find Windows Components.

    gpedit.msc on XP Pro SP3

    I can see everything on a Windows 7 system though.

    gpedit.msc on Windows 7

    Eventually I edited the registry and deleted DisableConfig and DisableSR under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore and then System Restore option on the Computer Properties pane had immediately become available.  In fact, both DisableConfig and DisableSR were set to zero so they shouldn't have any effect, should they???

    Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:56 AM