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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 259
    Windows 7 (SP1)
       11 Sep 2015 #1

    Some settings are managed by your organisation.

    Hi there

    When I open Privacy options and go to the general tab at the top in red I see

    'Some settings are managed by your organisation.'

    I do not belong to an organisation and its only on a home network and is a copy of Windows 10 home, any ideas what it could mean?

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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       11 Sep 2015 #2

    Some registry and group policy changes will give you this message and prevent some setting changes through the settings menu.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 453
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Sep 2015 #3

    If you are the administrator, you can simply ignore and continue, like on the below page
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,534
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       12 Sep 2015 #4

    Hi, no solution, I'm afraid; I had this happen yesterday, and it stopped me using Cortana- Cortana offered a message similar to the one you posted. I also found- amongst others- that Privacy, Feedback & Diagnostics, Diagnostic & Usage data was greyed out. You could check these.

    Exactly what is disabled on your system may well depend on what setting has been changed.

    I had a look around and found the same message reported numerous times, by a lot of puzzled people. One or two suggestions or thoughts here and there as you may have seen.

    Rather than waste more time I took the coward's way out, and tried System Restore. Oh- no- failed to complete for unknown reason - some file couldn't be accessed. Ok, sledgehammer- I restored a disk image and then redid things from there.

    So far one rumour does not seem to be true.. some reports suspected a Windows update. And bear in mind, some reported this with pre-RTM preview builds.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,534
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       12 Sep 2015 #5

    I just remembered: some have resolved this by doing this:
    "Settings" -> "Privacy" -> "Feedback & diagnostics" -> "Diagnostics and usage data" - set to "Basic".
    Change it to "Enhanced" or higher.

    (I couldn't do this, 'cos that button was greyed out, so as I said, I couldn't resolve it!)
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Win 10 64 Bit Pro
       12 Sep 2015 #6

    I found about this useful little app from a post on this forum, it lets you change privacy settings etc.,

    OO ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10

    It may help you.
    Last edited by graystreet; 12 Sep 2015 at 12:53. Reason: Spelling error
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  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,534
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       12 Sep 2015 #7

    Hi graystreet, I used exactly that between a point when I didn't have the problem and when I did. I'm just wondering if using that actually caused the problem, as it attempts to disable some features.

    But I would be surprised if so; I assume it was tested, unless some combination of settings gives rise to the problem. I also changed some settings manually, so I've no idea which led to the 'company policy' restrictions. I did not do anything with the Group Policy editor, only the settings GUI.

    What I can say is that this time, having restored the image, and NEITHER used O&O shutup nor fiddled with privacy settings, I haven't encountered the 'Some settings are managed by your organisation.' message, nor Cortana complaining about being restricted by company policy.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Win 10 64 Bit Pro
       12 Sep 2015 #8

    Hmm not sure, there is an option to return everything to "factory defaults" in the app. I just fiddled around with it and I could get Cortana to give the "Cortana is disabled by Company Policy" message, I then used the app to set everything back to default and the message went away and Cortana worked again, not that I particularly want it to
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  9. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,534
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       12 Sep 2015 #9

    Ah, I I understand why you mention it. A very good thing to know! Could offer a good many people puzzled people a way forward, as this problem is reported in a number of places. I haven't come across such an option in 'Settings' - I would hope there was.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       28 Sep 2015 #10

    I have the red message problem too. I think it happened after I used one of these W10 stop-spying programs, too. I set my W10 to ask me before getting updates but this also asks me before every Windows Defender anti-virus update, which is one or two times a day and is so annoying. Anti-virus updates should always be automatic.
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