Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to fix Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator

You try to run regedit form start menu you are getting an error like this 'Registry editing has been disabled by administrator'

 Regedit is widely used to successfully remove Virus and their effects. This is also the reason why virus makers love to disable the Registry Editor so it makes solving the problem and removing the issue difficult.

Viruses are not always the reason for this issue sometimes administrators in IT departments place a restrictions on using the regedit command to keep employees from changes things on company computers.

 Let us look at the solution to fix it:

 Solution 1: Using the Group Policy Editor

  • Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc and press ENTER
  • Expand the '+' sign to go to the following location: User Configuration ->Administrative Templates -> System
  • Double-click 'Prevent access to registry editing tools' and set it to Not Configured
  • Exit the Group Policy Editor
    If the setting already reads Not Configured, set it to Enabled, and click Apply. Then revert it back to Not Configured. This ensures that the DisableRegistryTools registry value is removed successfully.


Solution 2: Using the REG.EXE console tool  

Start -> Run -> type this command:

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Solution 3:
Symantec has developed a tool UnHookexec.inf which makes access to registry editing easy and sets their registry values to their default values. It is an inf file right click the tool and install . 

Solution 4:

Download this VB script file from doug Knox Website and run it .If you get any warning click ok to continue. After VB Script file enables registry editor ,restart your computer and access registry.

Solution 5:

Some viruses and other malware will load a regedit.com file that is many times a zero byte dummy file. Because .com files have preference over .exe files when executed if you type REGEDIT in the run line, it will run the regedit.com instead of the real regedit.exe file.

Delete the regedit.com file if its a zero byte file to restore access to REGEDIT. In some cases, such as the W32.Navidad worm, you'll need to rename the REGEDIT file to get it to work.

 Happy Troubleshooting ...