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#1 doctorbob91

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:55 AM

I am unable to disable Windows Firewall (I have installed AVG firewall) because of Group Policy which was enable by a former employer.

How do I edit/get rid of Group Policy?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:59 PM

I'm assuming you had your laptop on the network at work?
You must be logged on as Administrator. If you are not the Administrator, we can't help you circumvent security procedures


Warning, this involves editing the registry

Be sure to properly back-up your registry before proceeding:

A simple approach to backing up the registry (XP)


Guide Overview

This guide will explain how to backup the registry to your hard-drive.

Instructions
  • Click Start
  • Click Run
  • Type in "regedit" (no quotes).
  • Next, click the File menu in the top left.
  • Scroll down to Export
  • Select a easy-to-find location from the resulting box such as the desktop
  • Give your backup registry a name, such as "backup" along with the current date.
It should look like this: Posted Image

:exclaim: Just a quick note: by default, Windows backs up the registry when you shut down your machine. The above is probably best used for those who are editing registry settings.

Disable Group Policy

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
[ In most cases, this registry key is not present and will need to be created ]
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: DWORD Value // Value Name: DisableGPO
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Default (Enabled) / 1 = Disabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot


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#3 doctorbob91

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:22 PM

That is correct, it was logging on to network at former employer.

My log on screen comes up and by default has my name, password, (which I know) and name of former employer.

The other default option is to long on to "this computer".

I do not know the password for administrator.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 07:43 PM

I do not know the password for administrator.


I'm sorry but per Forum Rules:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


All I can suggest is to do a system recovery

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Edited by garmanma, 26 December 2008 - 07:44 PM.

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