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Archive for July 8th, 2012

“Run As Administrator” Blocked

Posted by William Diaz on July 8, 2012


Just yesterday while taking a tour of my kids Standard User account on one of my Windows 7 system’s, I noticed I was unable to right-click a program and elevate it. The follow error was returned: “This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator.”

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Sometimes Its Better To Modify Than To Delete

Posted by William Diaz on July 8, 2012


We disable Outlook PSTs within our organization via group policy. This setting resides in the registry at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14\Outlook and is enforced with a DWORD value equal to 1. In some cases, though, we allow certain uses to continue to use PSTs. Those who do use PSTs, however, don’t necessarily have the ability to move items into these PSTs. That, too, is also disabled by creating a DWORD called PstDisableGrow in HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\14.0\outlook\PST. If the value is to enable this, then you will encounter the following warning or error message when trying to copy or move item(s) into the PST: “Cannot copy the items. You don’t have appropriate permission to perform this operation

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