Administrator restricted IE Internet Options

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by G|ass, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. G|ass

    G|ass Guest

    Administrator restricted

    I am logged in as computer administrator but when I click Tools > Internet Options in IE, it says "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." What's up with that?
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

    Pacific Northwest
    I've heard a few people complain that this is the result of one of the settings in spybot (to prevent browser hijacking). Under "Immunize", there are three check boxes (they're all unchecked on my computer.) Could this be the case?
  3. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

    Sounds like group policy is in effect. You might want to have a look in there.
  4. This might be it. If you have this key, delete it. BACKUP IT UP FIRST! I'm not responsible for your computer.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions
  5. No, I don't think that Microsoft article I was going to post will help you. Try deleting that registry key I pointed out above.
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    try running spybot and adaware as well incase it's a browser hijack.
  7. G|ass

    G|ass Guest

    Yea it was that Spybot setting. Many thanks Handybuddy!