Snap-in Creation Failed - regedit32.exe and gpedit.exe


  • Hi,

    Unfortunate, I have disabled regedit32.exe and gpedit.exe in group policy. Even i tired logon as "Administrator" i'm unable open both snap-in. How do i revoke this? Please help me out.

    "Snap-in Creation Failed.

    The user policies prevent MMC from creating the snap-in

    Name:Group Policy Object Editor




    Saturday, June 27, 2009 7:46 AM

All replies

  • Please see if this links helps.
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:33 AM
  • Hi Syed,

    Even i've disabled regedit. Not able to modify registry also.

    Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:51 AM
  • I am sure you have a second PC where you can start regedit. If you have network connection to the other just make the changes remotely by making a remote connection via regedit (located in the "file" menu).
    Other merhods to reset the necessary registry keys mentioned in the linked article:
    - use the command reg.exe /add
    - make a small vbscript
    (those can be performed directly on the affected PC)
    Monday, June 29, 2009 9:03 AM
  • Senthil, can you give a short update about currecnt status please?
    Thursday, July 02, 2009 2:10 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I've disabled regedit and gpedit in my Domain Controller. So i can't access the same from anyother machine in the domain. Could you please help me to resolve this in the Domain controller.

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 11:52 AM
  • If you really have disabled regedit on all machines use the other method I mentioned: reg.exe
    This is an OS integrated  commandline tool to modify registry. Hopefully you have not disabled this one ;-)

    Run "reg add /?" to see how it works.
    Then follow the link
    and add the appropriate registry value.
    Then you should be able to start GPedit again...
    • Proposed as answer by gotsch-it Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:10 PM
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:00 PM
  • Thanks all for your reply.

    Due to some reason i have migrated the domain controller to another. Not able to check your suggestions.

    Senthil KR
    Wednesday, February 03, 2010 11:06 AM