DEP Issue in Win2K3 -- All options greyed out.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Noctaire, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Noctaire

    Noctaire Guest

    Ok, this one has me scratching my head a bit so I figured I'd see if
    anyone here (maybe an MVP?) had an idea.

    Win2K3 Ent box, not sure offhand what patch level. Going into the
    options for DEP (System Properties/Advanced/Performance Options/Data
    Execution Prevention tab) I find EVERYTHING is greyed out. Thing is,
    DEP is NOT disabled on the box though. Looking in the boot.ini, the box
    has /NoExecute=OptOut.

    I'm logging in with administrator rights, other boxes in the enterprise
    are configurable here but not this one.

    Any suggestions where to look?
    Noctaire, Dec 13, 2007
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  2. Noctaire

    gsjutla Guest

    I am not an MVP but I hope I can help. As a policy Microsoft seems to have
    decided not to allow disabling DEP through GUI post Sp2 in xp and sp1 in 2k3.
    an MVP might be able to comment :)
    gsjutla, Dec 14, 2007
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  3. Noctaire

    Noctaire Guest

    Problem is, everything is disabled on this 'un. You can't make ANY
    changes via the GUI -- be it the addition of exceptions or otherwise.
    It's definitely something unique to this box though; I have plenty of
    other boxes under my influence that don't suffer the issue. And DEP is
    definitely enabled; an install exited on this box for just this reason
    (although the app could have issued an incorrect error, it's a
    mainstream app so that's not a common issue with DEP).

    I'm REALLY hoping someone has an answer on this; I'm not getting
    anywhere and the last thing I want to do is reconfig this box over
    something this small.
    Noctaire, Dec 14, 2007
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