+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Server 2008 Thread, Restrictions Message Nightmare in Technical; Hello everybody, I am hoping someone may be able to help with a massive problem we have in our college ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    29
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Restrictions Message Nightmare

    Hello everybody, I am hoping someone may be able to help with a massive problem we have in our college network.

    We run a Windows XP network with 2008 server.


    When users login they receive a "This operation cannot be complete due to restrictions which affect this computer message" three times. They have to hit OK three times before it logs in.

    We have looked through all our gpo's and compared them with other colleges and even have outsourced tech support to come in and investigate who cannot find anything.

    We are now at the stage where we are running Process Monitor to find the problem. Nothing is really coming up other than references to "winlogon.exe" and access to All Users in Docs & Settings; which we have toyed with permissions and it doesn't seem to fix.

    I wondered if anyone would have any next steps we can do to try and sort this?

    Many thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    269
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 69 Times in 61 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Create a duplicate ou structure with no group policys. Build up a new pc/virtual pc. Does it still do the same? if it does, do the same with the OUs for the users, and make a fresh user account in there. Then add each gp one by one until you find the one(s) that causes the problems. Do they get all the drive maps and printers they should?

  3. #3

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    11,792
    Thank Post
    1,623
    Thanked 1,878 Times in 1,396 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    422
    The most common cause is a corrupt registry key in Internet Explorer. The registry key found at

    HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Classes\htmlfile\shell \open\command

    is either damaged or corrupt.

    To fix it, try resetting Web settings in Internet Explorer. If this does not resolve the issue, set IE as the default browser following the steps in Set Program Access in Control Panel. If you use a different browser as your default, you need to set IE as the default.

    If you uninstalled Chrome (or Firefox) and then received the error then I will get to that in a bit.

    In addition to Chrome and Firefox, other HTML rendering and editing programs may take the HTML open command and cause this error. UltraEdit is one such program.

    If you received this error after uninstalling any application that takes over the HTML open command (including, but not limited to, Chrome & Firefox browsers) you may also need to change the HTM/HTML association in the registry.

    Start, click Run, type Regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html
    Right click the value for the .html key and select Modify…
    Change the value from “ChromeHTML” to “htmlfile” (or from FireFoxHTML to htmlfile)
    Repeat these steps for htm and .shtml keys if they exist. You may also want to check the xhtml and xhtm keys.

    I hope that helps.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    29
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hi thanks for that.

    Will give it a try first thing Monday morning. Currently going through gpos line by line. Interesting how it does not happen as an administrator, but does for everyone else; implying it is a gpo but we just cannot find anything.

    I wondered if there is anything which would be able to 'scan' when a user logs in and record any 'access denied' so we can try and find the specific thing it is trying to do.

    Would it likely be the HTML issue, if it is not happening to admins?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Annoying Restrictions message
    By ramsay in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14th October 2011, 08:24 PM
  2. Exchange message receive restrictions
    By dgsmith in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th March 2011, 10:36 AM
  3. Restricting 'Rip' from Windows Media Player
    By KarlGoddard in forum Windows
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 12th August 2007, 05:05 PM
  4. Messaging software?
    By Optimus in forum Windows
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 8th September 2005, 08:30 AM
  5. Restricting the use of removeable storage - do you?
    By tarquel in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10th July 2005, 04:13 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •