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MMC Policy Restriction Problem


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delysid

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Hello...

I am the Owner of my system, but after messing around with the wrong settings tweaker (my bad, completely--never again!) I appear to have messed up my MMC system completely.

I seem to have disabled my ability to turn services on or off. When I attempt to do so, I get a dialog that reads 'MMC cannot create the snap-in because of current user policies'. I am wondering if the program I used was deliberate malware since I'd not been trying to change policy when playing with it. (I know what 'user policy' is and a little about how it works, but have so far been unable to repair this problem. If it helps, it seems like all snap-ins are shut off this way, not just Services.

Any ideas? :)

Thanks in advance...

Edited by delysid, 16 June 2010 - 11:55 PM.

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How to restore Windows XP to a previous state
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

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My System Restore hasn't been working in a while. That's another thing I'd like to fix. (I am hoping that I won't have to reinstall Windows - I really can't afford to do that right now.)
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Can anyone help me with this? I really need to fix it.
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Click Start > Run, type in:

cmd

and press [Enter]. At the cmd prompt, type:

sfc /scannow

and press [Enter].

SFC.exe (System File Checker) gives an administrator the ability to scan all protected files to verify their versions. If System File Checker discovers that a protected file is corrupt or has been overwritten, it retrieves the correct version of the file from the cache folder (%Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache) or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file. System File Checker also checks and repopulates the cache folder.

The /scannow parameter tells it to scan all protected system files and replace incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions. This may require access to the Windows installation source files.
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Try sfc /scannow from the command line.

What did you use that screwed it up?
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Try sfc /scannow from the command line.


Tried this and it did not work. Any more ideas? :)

What did you use that screwed it up?


I am not sure - I am looking for the program right now, to try and identify it, because I'd like to warn others about it. I know that I picked it up from Softpedia. If I find it, I'll come back here and post an addendum.

Thank you for your time. I feel so stupid about this. I usually don't get messed up with things like this, since I have fairly good firewalling and try to use the non-admin account when surfing...usually. :)

-Delysid
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