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  • when i try to access windows defender gives error message; cannot access due to restrictions contact administrator and i am the administrator, please help!
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:54 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    check applied group policies using rsop.msc. Also check that your security softwares are not stopping it from running. Example: Running MSE will disable Windows Defender.

     


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    • Proposed as answer by Sabrina Shen Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:53 AM
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:30 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Also, please see the following similar threads to check if the information helps:

     

    restrictions on computer. cant use windows defender etc

     

    Windows Defender Restrictions

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights. |Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:57 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    check applied group policies using rsop.msc. Also check that your security softwares are not stopping it from running. Example: Running MSE will disable Windows Defender.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator

    • Proposed as answer by Sabrina Shen Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:53 AM
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:30 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Also, please see the following similar threads to check if the information helps:

     

    restrictions on computer. cant use windows defender etc

     

    Windows Defender Restrictions

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights. |Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:57 AM