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    Software restriction policy - how to remove?

    I've had MS pagedefrag installed for a long time and use it infrequently.

    On trying to use it recently, the system protests, telling me that it has been prevented by a software restriction policy, and refers me to Event Viewer.

    Event viewer says that the Event ID is 866 and "policy rule {4b0a332b-5ee5-4907-9a8f-d27deceea287} placed on path pagedfrg.exe" which means absolutely nothing to me.

    How can I remove the restriction?
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    You will need to hunt it down in the Group Policies Object Editor and reconfigure it's settings. (gpedit.msc)
    Group Policies - Beginners' guide

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    The article in your link refers to XP Pro. My system is XP Home, so it wasn't much of a surprise when my system said "Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure etc etc ... "

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    This post shows how to add/remove a policy from the registry - not sure if this works in XP Home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    This post shows how to add/remove a policy from the registry -
    Thank you Paul butI don't see how that can help me.
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    Do you have entries in that registry area that match the software you are trying to use?

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    Yes, there was an entry which I erased. After a reboot I still had the same problem, page defrag wouldn't run, and I found that a new entry in the registry had been made.
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    You have a policy applied at logon that set the restriction. Try renaming page defrag and then running it?

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    Very crafty Paul. That works.

    I would still, however, love to find out how to remove the restirction, and possibly others.
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    Sorry, I don't know how to do it on XP home. I suspect you have a policy configuration file on C: and XP home behaves the same way as XP pro, it just doesn't have the tools to modify the config. I'll do some research and post if I find a solution.

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    Ok Paul. Thank you for your help and time so far. I appreciate it.
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    Look for files in C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy directories and let us know what you find.

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    There's no GroupPolicy folder in system32, nor a Group one or a Policy one.
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    Maybe you are running an anti virus program that sets the policy at start up?

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    That hadn't crossed my mind Paul, I didn't know that they could do that. Are there any specific programs which you know can do it?
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