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Group Policy Inaccessible RE System Restore RRS feed

  • Question

  • System Properties> System Protection> Create Restore Point = Disabled by Group Policy.  I cannot create restore points.  According to the user interface referenced in the bold print, configuration of automatically-created restore points is also disabled by the dastardly phantom GROUP POLICY.  This is patently absurd; I am the only user (de facto administrator) of this computer (I had to kill User Account Control because I got tired of asking permission every time I had to fart, breathe, burp, or pee...and then being told, despite doing whatever as Administrator, that I did not have sufficiently elevated permissions).  I don't have to ask permission for anything.  This is my machine; I set policy on it, and I did not hamstring myself by crippling the protection afforded by System Restore.  I never fiddle-fart with that.  So, does anyone out there have any idea how to tell Vista that I am the boss and that I should be allowed to created restore points and to configure automatically-created restore points?  Right now my most recent changes to settings and files are very vulnerable due to this stupidity.

       There ought to be a GOD mode on the Vista platform.
    Monday, May 26, 2008 5:50 AM

Answers

  • Hi Smile

    There are a couple of good articles that describe using the System protection in Windows Vista and how to create restore points:

    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6159394.html
    http://www.petri.co.il/using_system_restore_windows_vista.htm

    And by the way, Group policy is not a feature introduced in Windows Vista, it's been in play for quite some time. If you really are the boss of your machine, it's quite disturbing that you didn't know how to activate System Protection or didn't want to search for a tutorial that showed you how to. Every new technology or program has a learning curve to it. If there wouldn't be any change, what's the point in doing a new operating system?

    It's ok that you didn't know, what strikes me as odd is that you're mad at an operating system for trying to protect you. You don't need to be an administrator if you're not installing a program or a driver, or modifying system settings. Vista is all about being a regular user and being an administrator only when you need to be one.

    If you want to be an administrator all the time then maybe you made a wrong choice when switching to Vista. However, it is a fact that being an administrator all the time is a security risk. I can prove it to you in countless ways. Vista has changed that and although there are some issues, it is a good change. I run UAC on my Vista machines and I do not see that many prompts after I finish installing the programs I need.




    Monday, May 26, 2008 9:58 PM

All replies

  • Hi Smile

    There are a couple of good articles that describe using the System protection in Windows Vista and how to create restore points:

    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6159394.html
    http://www.petri.co.il/using_system_restore_windows_vista.htm

    And by the way, Group policy is not a feature introduced in Windows Vista, it's been in play for quite some time. If you really are the boss of your machine, it's quite disturbing that you didn't know how to activate System Protection or didn't want to search for a tutorial that showed you how to. Every new technology or program has a learning curve to it. If there wouldn't be any change, what's the point in doing a new operating system?

    It's ok that you didn't know, what strikes me as odd is that you're mad at an operating system for trying to protect you. You don't need to be an administrator if you're not installing a program or a driver, or modifying system settings. Vista is all about being a regular user and being an administrator only when you need to be one.

    If you want to be an administrator all the time then maybe you made a wrong choice when switching to Vista. However, it is a fact that being an administrator all the time is a security risk. I can prove it to you in countless ways. Vista has changed that and although there are some issues, it is a good change. I run UAC on my Vista machines and I do not see that many prompts after I finish installing the programs I need.




    Monday, May 26, 2008 9:58 PM
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    I ve had the same problem as u did. And those articles do not solve the problem.

     

    There is a solution to this mysterious desactivation of System Restore under Vista.

     

    - Go to registery edit (type regedit in RUN and press enter)

    - Navigate to the following key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore
    - Delate the keys :
    DisableConfig
    DisableSR
    - You're Done (maybe after reboot)
    Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:02 AM