Restricted from Internet Options

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ECO, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. ECO

    ECO Guest

    When I try to open the Internet Options from Internet Explorer, I get the message:

    "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

    This is funny because I'm the administrator and the only person who uses my computer. I've read posts about people getting this message when doing something in Outlook, but that's not the case here. How do you take the restriction away?
  2. lsdwebs

    lsdwebs Guest

  3. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    ECO: I build the IEAK packages where I work. If I disable an option during the build it disables it for everyone... even the administrator. If this is the case and the problem is an IEAK package that you isntalled, you can probably find the registry entry to reenable whatever it is that you have disabled. You could always just recreate the IEAK package as well.
  4. lsdwebs

    lsdwebs Guest

    Yes I do the same thing for my company but the error message you get is different than what he is describing. Is this a home PC and was IE upgraded? If so, how?
  5. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Well, that could be a locked restriction in Active Directory as well. It would generate that error. Maybe you have a GPO set in AD or possibly on the local PC. Run gpedit.msc on the local PC to find out.
  6. Dan Shaku

    Dan Shaku Guest

    'restriction' msg in 'internet options'

    same problem for me. i went into *Local Security Policy* console under Administrative Tools and everything seemed fine -- all the restrictions were 'not defined' or not active. still get message mentioned by another member when i go to Internet Options in IE saying that 'the option has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on the computer.' ideas on where else to check? can't image it is related, but this happened after or when I used Drive Image to clone my HD.
  7. Clean_Rich

    Clean_Rich Guest

    I've never heard of this error, but my initial thoughts on how to get back into Internet options would be to either try a system restore back to when it was working, (assuming it was working at some point), or to create a new administrator profile and log into that and see if you can get in. I'm assuming you're on XP. I'll see if I can find out anything else on this error.