Display Control Panel

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    • #49577
      AvatarArris
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      Maybe you can find out using Sysinternals Process Monitor which registry keys are checked (for example the NoControlPanel DWORD in [HKLM|HKCU]SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPolicies) before you get the error-message. You might add the filter: Process Name | Equals | explorer.exe | then Include, and also only enable registry monitoring to keep the log a bit readable. Start the logging just before you click the Control Panel item in the start menu and stop it after you got the error message.

      Good luck! 🙂

      Arris

    • #59388
      AvatarAnonymous

      Maybe you can find out using Sysinternals Process Monitor which registry keys are checked (for example the NoControlPanel DWORD in [HKLM|HKCU]SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPolicies) before you get the error-message. You might add the filter: Process Name | Equals | explorer.exe | then Include, and also only enable registry monitoring to keep the log a bit readable. Start the logging just before you click the Control Panel item in the start menu and stop it after you got the error message.

      Good luck! 🙂

      Arris

    • #49578

      That’s a pretty cool app there. I use process explorer from technet almost every day, but never looked at process monitor. I’ll give it a shot in the morning. Thanks.

    • #59389
      AvatarAnonymous

      That’s a pretty cool app there. I use process explorer from technet almost every day, but never looked at process monitor. I’ll give it a shot in the morning. Thanks.

    • #49579
      AvatarArris
      Moderator

      Yeah, all Sysinternals Tools are great to examine the working of your system and to find out more information about any problem. I also use them very regularly! :geek:

      Just bought the Windows Internals Fifth Edition book which is written by Mark Russinovich who also made most of the Sysinternals Tools. I hope it will arrive soon (or not because my homework for school will suffer from it :P).

      Anyway, I hope you can find out what the problem is! 😉

    • #59390
      AvatarAnonymous

      Yeah, all Sysinternals Tools are great to examine the working of your system and to find out more information about any problem. I also use them very regularly! :geek:

      Just bought the Windows Internals Fifth Edition book which is written by Mark Russinovich who also made most of the Sysinternals Tools. I hope it will arrive soon (or not because my homework for school will suffer from it :P).

      Anyway, I hope you can find out what the problem is! 😉

    • #49580

      I looked at some of the other stuff there, and I think the BSOD screensaver has hmmmm, many uses 😎

    • #59391
      AvatarAnonymous

      I looked at some of the other stuff there, and I think the BSOD screensaver has hmmmm, many uses 😎

    • #49581

      I am facing the same problem here. Windows Server 2008 r2 I can not get the themes to work. I get Your system administrator has disabled launching of the Display Control Panel.
      Please, someone helpe me.

    • #59392
      AvatarAnonymous

      I am facing the same problem here. Windows Server 2008 r2 I can not get the themes to work. I get Your system administrator has disabled launching of the Display Control Panel.
      Please, someone helpe me.

    • #49582
      AvatarArris
      Moderator

      The following steps should work, otherwise try to find out what the problem is using Sysinternals Process Monitor as described above:
      Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc, navigate to User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesControl PanelDisplay and set Disable the Display Control Panel to Not configured or Disabled.

      The HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem key in the registry (Start -> Run -> regedit) should now not contain a DWORD value NoDispCPL or have that one with value 0. To apply the new settings reboot your system or run the command GPUpdate /Force in a Command Prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd).

    • #59393
      AvatarAnonymous

      The following steps should work, otherwise try to find out what the problem is using Sysinternals Process Monitor as described above:
      Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc, navigate to User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesControl PanelDisplay and set Disable the Display Control Panel to Not configured or Disabled.

      The HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem key in the registry (Start -> Run -> regedit) should now not contain a DWORD value NoDispCPL or have that one with value 0. To apply the new settings reboot your system or run the command GPUpdate /Force in a Command Prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd).

    • #43829

      I have been trying to open the control panel for almost an hour. Every time I get

      Your system administrator has disabled launching of the Display Control Panel

      I’ve tried every reg hack (NoDispCPL) and group policy tip I can find on the internet, and nothing is working so far.

      This is on a clean install, just downloaded last night from Dreamspark.

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