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gpedit.msc - HELP!

By FGiffone ·
I made a big boo boo. Enabled "Run only allowed Windows applications" and did NOT think to put both "cmd.exe" and "gdedit.msc" in the list of allowed Windows applications. Now, I cannot open a command prompt to Run "gpedit.msc" nor can I run it from C:\Windows\system32\gpedit.msc. How can I get gpedit.msc up & running to fix this? Where is the file that "holds" the settings? Can it be replaced? I would have to be from Safe Mode Command Prompt.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to gpedit.msc - HELP!

Hi

I found a similar thread here with some possible solutions:
http://www.winguides.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=secwinnt&Number=107804&page=20&view=collapsed&sb=5&part=

Also, this *might* be of some help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/178723/EN-US/

Good luck

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by FGiffone In reply to

Fixed my issue via Safe Mode Command Prompt. Was able to run MMC.exe which
in turn allowed me to add the Group Policy Snap-In. Once I got to the GP
windows, the rest was easy. thx anyway!

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to gpedit.msc - HELP!

Try running mmc.exe and add gpedit.msc to the console and change settings from there.

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by FGiffone In reply to

Fixed my issue via Safe Mode Command Prompt. Was able to run MMC.exe which
in turn allowed me to add the Group Policy Snap-In. Once I got to the GP
windows, the rest was easy. thx anyway!

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by LANWANMAN352 In reply to gpedit.msc - HELP!

Rename registry.pol to zregistry.pol in two places: C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\Machine and C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\User

Copy file gpupdate.exe and gpedit.msc from C:\WINDOWS\system32 to your desktop (makes things easier to work with).

Use Notepad to create and save file g.bat to your desktop. The batch file must include the command gpupdate.exe /force

Immediately or minutes later with the .pol files renamed, gpupdate should render the gpo useless and allow use of gpedit.msc.

You can either create brand new .pol's or quickly rename zregistry.pol to registry.pol in two places BEFORE running gpedit.msc.

After editing with both gpo's named registry.pol, run the g.bat again, and test.

Delete any unneeded files from the desktop, etc. If you get a warning about activeX when running gpedit.msc, it' problably due to SP2 security. That secuity can be by-passed if needed.

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by FGiffone In reply to

Fixed my issue via Safe Mode Command Prompt. Was able to run MMC.exe which
in turn allowed me to add the Group Policy Snap-In. Once I got to the GP
windows, the rest was easy. thx anyway!

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Worked a treat

by Defianse In reply to

Thanks very much!

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by FGiffone In reply to gpedit.msc - HELP!

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