screen saver - administrator


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Stuart

I am the administrator of my machine. I'm trying to change the screen saver
but the computer says my administrator has prevented me from "launching the
display setting control panel". As I said I am the administrator. How do I
fix this?

thanks
 
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Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM

Stuart said:
I am the administrator of my machine. I'm trying to change the screen
saver but the computer says my administrator has prevented me from
"launching the display setting control panel". As I said I am the
administrator. How do I fix this?

thanks

It might be a security program blocking the Registry change it needs to
make. A few, but not all, of the programs now doing this are:
Ad-aware's Ad-Watch
IBM Access Connections
Kaspersky
McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware
Norton AV
Spyware Blaster
Spybot> Tools> IE Tweaks
Spybot- Teatimer
Spysweeper
Spyware Doctor
Windows Defender
Zone Alarm (free) 6.5 Reported to be fixed in later versions.

In the case of Zone Alarm 6.5 or Norton 2007 it actually has to be
uninstalled. Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on until you
reinstall Zone Alarm.

Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and try the change.
 
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Synapse Syndrome

It might be a security program blocking the Registry change it needs to
make. A few, but not all, of the programs now doing this are:
IBM Access Connections


Erm, I use this program all the time on my IBM and Lenovo ThinkPads. It is
not a security program, and the only lock on any registry keys it could have
would be ones to prevent Windows' standard wireless software from working,
as it replaces it.

ss.
 

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