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This program is blocked by group policy.


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#1 esssi

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:53 PM

Hi.

 

When I try to open some files, I get a warning message that "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator."

 

It should be mentioned that I'm using a PC that is connected to a University network. However, I am the Administrator of the computer.

 

Could anyone help me?

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 11:01 PM

Group policy is set by the network administrator in charge of the domain, not the machine administrator.

 

For various security reasons executable data can be prevented from running from specific locations. This prevents malware from executing and malicious script from replicating.

 

For example, on my network we have very strict policies which prevents any executable data from running except in Windows or Program Files directories. It is probably a variation of this that you are experiencing.



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:13 PM

Contact the IT point of contact for the school network.

 

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:13 PM

thanks all






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