"Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"?

Posted: 02-22-2004, 11:46 PM
I get this message when I try to enter display settings
"Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel

I am the system administrator and the only user of my computer
I have tried everything I know
It appeared to occur when I installed Max Payne 2 but it since has been removed and still no changes.

I was hoping someone could shed some light on this because my resolution is bigger than I really like and it makes it hard to run some applications I use

Thanks for your time

"Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"?


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Torgeir Bakken (MVP)
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Re: "Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"?
Posted: 02-22-2004, 11:59 PM
JRW wrote:
> I get this message when I try to enter display settings.
> "Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"
>
> I am the system administrator and the only user of my computer.
> I have tried everything I know
Hi

See http://www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities, Windows XP Security Console.
This restriction, and many others, can be controlled with this utility.


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JRW
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RE: "Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"?
Posted: 02-23-2004, 01:01 AM
any idea why this has happened? At one time i could adjust the settings. I dont like lots of added software, so I preferr your option as a last resort. If there Is a way I can fix this through XP I would appriciate it.....

thanks
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RE: "Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"?
Posted: 02-23-2004, 02:17 AM
try in safe mode.
>-----Original Message-----
>any idea why this has happened? At one time i could
adjust the settings. I dont like lots of added software,
so I preferr your option as a last resort. If there Is a
way I can fix this through XP I would appriciate it......
>
>thanks
>.
>
JRW
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RE: "Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"?
Posted: 02-23-2004, 03:06 AM
safe mode didn't work... however while i was in safe mode i created another user account as another administrater....... it then let me change the settings.... I dont know if it would work in normal mode... but eitherway, it worked. thanks guys
Doug Knox MS-MVP
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Re: "Your system administrator has disabled the display control panel"?
Posted: 02-23-2004, 04:10 AM
The account that has the restriction will still be unable to change Display properties. While logged into that account, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System

Look in the right pane for a value called NoDispCPL. If it exists, its value should be set to 0 (zero). If not double click it and change it.

This is the same setting that my Security Console changes, without having to manually edit the Registry.

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"JRW" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message newsD9FD08F-CC2D-4C18-A48C-924EA5A365E9@microsoft.com...
> safe mode didn't work... however while i was in safe mode i created another user account as another administrater....... it then let me change the settings.... I dont know if it would work in normal mode... but eitherway, it worked. thanks guys
 
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