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Can I access Group policy editor as a user? RRS feed

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  • I've tried about every method to access Group Policy Editor but it keeps saying snap in restricted by administrator. I've tried using cmd but its disabled by system administrator also regedit.exe so I don't know what to do, would like to know if theres anything that i can do.  Thanks.
    Friday, August 12, 2016 10:47 PM

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  • Hi,

    I suggest that we can reset all users permission to default.

    To reset system permissions, follow the steps:

    1.       Download subinacl.msi from the following link, and save it on the desktop.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en#AffinityDownloads (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en#AffinityDownloads)
    2.       On the desktop, double-click subinacl.msi to install the tool.
    3.       Select C:\Windows\System32 as the destination folder.
    Note This step assumes that Windows is installed in C:\Windows. If Windows is installed elsewhere, select the appropriate path to .\System32.
    4.       Open Notepad.
    5.       Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened Notepad window.

    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

    6.   In Notepad click File, Save As, and then type: reset.cmd
    7.   In Notepad click Save as type,and then select All Files (*.*).

    8.    Save the reset.cmdfile to your desktop, and close Notepad.

    9.    Double-click the reset.cmdfile to reset the Windows Update permissions.

    Note This step may take several minutes, so please be patient. When the permissions have
    been reset, you will be prompted with "Finished,
    press any key to
    continue."

    10.   Press any key to complete the installation.

    Check if you have the right permissions to all the folders for all users.

    For more information, please refer to the link:

    How to reset all user permissions to default?

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-to-reset-all-user-permissions-to-default/9da312d2-c99b-4283-a275-e74d93dcc366

    Best Regards,

    Tao



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    Monday, August 15, 2016 9:41 AM
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  • I couldn't install the software, since I'm not the system administrator, is there any other sort of fix? Thanks
    Monday, August 15, 2016 10:55 PM
  • Hi,

    This article may help you.

    Configure Computer Policy to Allow Non-Administrators to Install Specific Devices

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725772%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Friday, August 19, 2016 7:09 AM
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