XP Home "settings are controlled by Group Policy"



SmithandJones
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
I am getting " For your security, some settings are controlled by Group
Policy " when I go to the Windows Firewall settings page.
How is this possible in XP Home? I thought XP home did not support group
policies. The machine is not and has never been part of a domain.
How do I fix this?

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
SmithandJones wrote:
> I am getting " For your security, some settings are controlled by
> Group Policy " when I go to the Windows Firewall settings page.
> How is this possible in XP Home? I thought XP home did not support
> group policies. The machine is not and has never been part of a
> domain. How do I fix this?

Read this..
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_21393861.html

You may want to scan your computer for viruses/trojans and other malware..

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
The answer is at the bottom of this thread. And it is quitely likely caused by a virus or other malware. XP Home does not support the Group Policy Editor, but the vast majority of the settings that can be changed exist in XP Home. You just have to change them differently.

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Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message news:eCMTNYlVFHA.3704@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> SmithandJones wrote:
>> I am getting " For your security, some settings are controlled by
>> Group Policy " when I go to the Windows Firewall settings page.
>> How is this possible in XP Home? I thought XP home did not support
>> group policies. The machine is not and has never been part of a
>> domain. How do I fix this?
>
> Read this..
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_21393861.html
>
> You may want to scan your computer for viruses/trojans and other malware..
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>
>

SmithandJones
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
That looks like a nice utility. In my case a repair install from CD fixed
the problem. I should have tried that before I posted here.

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23IPAwblVFHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
The answer is at the bottom of this thread. And it is quitely likely caused
by a virus or other malware. XP Home does not support the Group Policy
Editor, but the vast majority of the settings that can be changed exist in
XP Home. You just have to change them differently.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:eCMTNYlVFHA.3704@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> SmithandJones wrote:
>> I am getting " For your security, some settings are controlled by
>> Group Policy " when I go to the Windows Firewall settings page.
>> How is this possible in XP Home? I thought XP home did not support
>> group policies. The machine is not and has never been part of a
>> domain. How do I fix this?
>
> Read this..
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_21393861.html
>
> You may want to scan your computer for viruses/trojans and other malware..
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>
>


XP Home "settings are controlled by Group Policy"