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  1. Posts : 129
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1803 Build 17134.165
       05 Feb 2018 #1

    "some settings are hidden or managed by your organisation"


    This seems to be a widespread problem affecting a number of settings in Windows 10 and there is apparently a different solution for each of the affected areas.
    Is there perhaps a consolidated list in existence, or does one just have to hit each one as it arises?
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  2.    05 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi, If you make changes via group policy (you have Pro) or registry changes equivalent to those, you may see such a message.

    That the message is present by no means necessarily indicates there is a problem.
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  3.    05 Feb 2018 #3

    The typical home PC is not so tightly locked down.

    In contrast my work PC is locked down tightly, more so than any other I've ever used. Most of the registry is locked. I cannot make changes in most locations in the registry. Only an admin can do so. I cannot install ANY programs. Only an admin can.

    The list is long. But this lockdown makes the PC more secure.

    The message that "settings are hidden or managed by your organisation" crops up when you try to do something that has been locked. There's really nothing you can do about it.
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  4.    05 Feb 2018 #4

    There's really nothing you can do about it.
    - agreed, not if your PC is managed by your company's IT dept.

    It's a different matter if it's your own though, of course.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       05 Feb 2018 #5

    Hello Jim, :)

    As dalchina mentioned, double check to see if you may have any configured group policies.

    See Applied Group Policies in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 129
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1803 Build 17134.165
    Thread Starter
       05 Feb 2018 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, If you make changes via group policy (you have Pro) or registry changes equivalent to those, you may see such a message.

    That the message is present by no means necessarily indicates there is a problem.
    Thanks for the info. :)
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  7. Posts : 129
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1803 Build 17134.165
    Thread Starter
       05 Feb 2018 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Jim, :)

    As dalchina mentioned, double check to see if you may have any configured group policies.

    See Applied Group Policies in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Hi Shawn,
    Yes, I have indeed made changes via GPEdit, as well as Regedit and also with some of the registry hacks you have provided.
    If the message doesn't indicate a problem you have to wonder why it appears.
    Another little Windows quirk?
    Anyway, I'll peruse your tutorial. I'm sure I'll learn something.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       05 Feb 2018 #8

    The message is just a way to let you know that a group policy has been set that affects one or more settings on the Settings page.

    Usually, the setting will be grayed out, so it helps to know why.

    It would be better if it would tell you which specific policy though.
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  9. Posts : 129
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1803 Build 17134.165
    Thread Starter
       05 Feb 2018 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    The message is just a way to let you know that a group policy has been set that affects one or more settings on the Settings page.

    Usually, the setting will be grayed out, so it helps to know why.

    It would be better if it would tell you which specific policy though.
    There is something missing from RSOP on my PC.

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  10. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,022
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       05 Feb 2018 #10

    No worries. RSOP will only show policies that you have enabled or disabled in the Local Group Policy Editor.
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