[Forum FAQ] How to fix Internet Explorer warning: “Some settings are managed by your system administrator” RRS feed

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  • Symptom:

    When checking Internet Options, in Advanced tab, you may find the yellow warning:” Some settings are managed by your system administrator.


    Generally speaking, when this warning occurs, there should be some options in Advanced tab were greyed out and cannot be changed.


    Solution 1: Non-Domain Environment

    To resolve this problem, firstly we need to find out which option was greyed out. As we know, these settings were managed by Group Policy:

    Combine WIN+R to open Run, type gpedit.msc Open Group Policy Console.

    After that, access to:

    User Configuration\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Settings\Advanced settings

    Find the specific policy and change its status to Not Configured.

    In the end, Open CMD with Administrator, type gpupdate /force, Press Enter.

    On the other hand, we can also use Gpresult command to find policy change and lock the specific policy of IE.

    Open CMD with Administrator, then type gpresult /h GPReport.html, Press Enter.

    After that, type GPReport.html and press Enter in the CMD dialog to open the report file. If failed, we can access to path below to find the report file:


    Solution 2: Domain Environment

    If the PC was in Domain Environment, IE settings might be managed by Domain Administrator. Under this situation, the above solution might be doesn’t work, it would be better to contact Domain Administrator for further assistance.

    Note: There is an exception that when “Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar” is greyed out, we can fix this problem by unchecking following steps:

    Open IE Manage Add-ons, switch to Search Providers.

    In the below of this dialog, there is an option named: “Search in the address bar and the search box on the new tab page”. When this option was unchecked, the option "Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar" would be greyed out.

    Applies to:

    Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise;

    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise; Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

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    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:40 AM