How to adjust policy setting?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by LM, Feb 16, 2008.

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    LM Guest

    I'm using Vista Home Premium edition.

    After last automatic upgrade my IE was not able to connect to the internet.
    Troubleshooter returned the following message:

    The fololowing policy might need to be adjusted to allow Windows to connect:
    Policy Provider: -

    I'm using Windows Firewall.

    The strange thing is that AOL easily connecting to the web, and neither IE
    nor Firefox can NOT.

    Help please.

    Thank you in advance,
    LM, Feb 16, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    Run gpedit.msc to use the Group Policy Object Editor.
    Gary Mount, Feb 17, 2008
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    LM Guest

    What is gpedit.msc? Where do I find it?
    LM, Feb 17, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    Type gpedit.msc in the start button or use the windows key + r and type in
    There are various components such as diskmgmt.msc that run in the "Microsoft
    Management Console.
    From MMC help:
    "Microsoft Management Console (MMC) hosts administrative tools that you can
    use to administer networks, computers, services, and other system
    components. "
    Gary Mount, Feb 17, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    The problem is that the OP has Vista Home Premium and just like XP Home,
    gpedit.msc and MMC are not available in that version of Vista.

    To the OP: Check in the Windows Update newsgroup for fixes for your issue.


    Malke, Feb 18, 2008
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    LM Guest


    I'm getting 'Window can't fine gpedit.msc' message... Any other ideas?
    LM, Feb 18, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    Try this...
    Do one of the following:

    • Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.

    • At the command prompt, type mmc, and then press ENTER.

    Now click Open on the File menu.
    Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 (or wherever your windows directory is
    You should see various .msc files you can open.
    gpedit.msc should be one of them.
    Gary Mount, Feb 18, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    No, the OP won't find gpedit in Vista Home Basic or Premium.

    Malke, Feb 18, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    Ah, that would explain things.

    Gary Mount, Feb 18, 2008
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    LM Guest

    At last I've got there and found mmc.exe. Do you want me add snap-ins now
    (which ones) and then somehow configure them?
    LM, Feb 18, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    Your version of Vista doesn't have the group policy component.
    Gary Mount, Feb 18, 2008
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    LM Guest

    So, what do I do to make IE connect to the web? As I said earlier AOL getting
    connected but neither IE nor Firefox can
    LM, Feb 19, 2008
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    thomassamson Guest

    Ok so my computer has Vista Basic Home which most people will be using.
    In my case this error was due to Zone Alarm. What I did was open
    Zonealarm go to the tab for Programs and remove 'Internet Explorer'.
    Then click Add and choose Internet Explorer from the folder. Then it
    will show 2 Green arrows which means allow internet access and 2 reds to
    disallow certain types of internet access. Change these to ? (question
    marks) and close the window. Launch Internet Explorer and this time it
    will ask if external internet access should be allowed. Choose Yes and
    check box to remember and it should work from now on. If you have a
    different firewall, a similar situation may arise. The easiest way to
    check is shut down your firewall and try Internet Explorer to see if it
    works. That is how i narrowed down what was causing the issue.
    thomassamson, Jul 7, 2008
  14. Ok so I downloaded SP1 for Vista and went to install it. Three
    windows appeared, the topmost of which has a button labeled
    "install" or some such thing. I clicked on the button and nothing
    seemed to happen (but Vista has a habit of looking like it is doing
    nothing when it is actually doing something) so I went about doing
    "housekeeping" in the form of closing whatever programs I had
    opened while navigating to the aforementioned service pack.

    I eventually arrived at the bottommost window to find a message
    stating "what you should know before installing SP1" or some such
    thing. It seemed funny that Vista would place a *before* window
    two windows deep - but Vista also seems to have a habit of not
    doing the expected thing. I perused the informational window to
    my satisfaction (apparently it is best to install updated drivers from
    the manufacturer before installing SP1) and clicked "next" or some
    such thing.

    Then, I arrived at the middlemost window. This was the "end user
    license agreement" or some such thing. It seemed funny to me that
    Vista would place this underneath the 'install' window but Vista...

    Back at the former uppermost (now onlymost) window, I click the
    install button and successfully installed SP1.

    To the poster I am replying to:

    FromTheRafters, Jul 8, 2008
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