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  1.    25 Aug 2016 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by harvey263 View Post
    Here are the group policy admin template locations translated as run commands. They also add the "Some settings are managed by your organization" message on the Settings page, which is ok in my case.

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LocationAndSensors" /v "DisableLocation" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LocationAndSensors" /v "DisableLocation" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    i reversed this to enable location,and I have to thankyou as it had me baffled for 2 days or more.
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  2.    25 Aug 2016 #11
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10

    you helped me


    admin and all who have contributed, i have to thank you for getting me unstuck. My location was disabled as was cortana as i stupidly ran DWS. I have read through hundreds of pages of nonsense that got me to here and the correct solution. All i have left to o is get Maps to work and update. I get the error code 0x80070005, i have tried to reinstall using powershell and although i have managed to fix 20 other updates this one eludes me. Anyway i can live with it til i find and answer. Again thx everyone
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  3.    16 Jan 2017 #12
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by dimitri View Post
    i reversed this to enable location,and I have to thankyou as it had me baffled for 2 days or more.
    I have been trying to do this also but I am still unable to at least enable location services globally allowing non admin users to turn on or off location service on Windows 10 build 1607

    The only way I can do it is if I log in as an admin to enable it ( allowing users to turn location on or off) - dont want to do this manually we need to automate it somehow

    In the reg path and key above I tried to reverse it too. I put a 0 as the value for the DWORD value "Disablelocation" but as a non admin users I am still not able to turn on location

    Any help?
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  4.    17 Jan 2017 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    I've updated the tutorial to add OPTION FIVE for turning on/off Location for this device using a .reg file to help.
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  5.    17 Jan 2017 #14
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I've updated the tutorial to add OPTION FIVE for turning on/off Location for this device using a .reg file to help.
    YAAAYYYY thank you Brink. Finally got this turned on!

    now I can make a script and deploy this out to many non admin users
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  6.    17 Jan 2017 #15
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    You're most welcome drekko.
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  7.    08 Apr 2017 #16
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Agrigento
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10 PRO 64 Bit

    On settings in the "Position" I can not turn on location and appears "Some settings are hidden or managed by the organization". How can I fix ? I switched telemetry to "Complete"

    Thx for the help.
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  8.    08 Apr 2017 #17
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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    Hello TheKerevas, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might check to see if you may have enabled any policies to prevent the change of location service settings.

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  9.    08 Apr 2017 #18
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Agrigento
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10 PRO 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello TheKerevas, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might check to see if you may have enabled any policies to prevent the change of location service settings.

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Thanks for your help, now I give a look ! All this has happened after I have manually installed the Creatives Update :/

    UP: Here's what appears, everything should be ok ? They are disabled "Disable Windows geographic Locator" and "Disable sensors"

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  10.    08 Apr 2017 #19
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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    That would be why. You can set those two policies back to "Not Configured" and apply to then be able to set Location Service settings afterwards.
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