Display Control Panel

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    • #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.

    • #49577
      Arris
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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
        Anonymous

          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
          Anonymous

            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
            Arris
            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
              Anonymous

                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
                Anonymous

                  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
                  Anonymous

                    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
                    Arris
                    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
                      Anonymous

                        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).

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