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Better command is this

REG DELETE HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Security /f
REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050e8f180} /f

Stick that in a batch file and run it. It appears to fix the issue totally then. Also referenced on the MS link below.


You attempt to start the Firewall in control panel and get this.


Then this


Run a CMD as admin and type or paste this into it


Then you should see this and it should say, as does here, SUCCESS if it’s worked. Normally fails if you don’t run the CMD as admin


More info on this here

Posted as this was preventing me from installing an .MSI

With Windows Installer 1.1 and later, you can restrict users from browsing MSI files on removable media such as CD-ROMs and DVDs by performing the following steps:

1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer registry subkey (create this subkey if it doesn’t exist).
3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
4. Enter the name DisableMedia, then press Enter.
5. Double-click the new value, set it to 1, then click OK.
6. Close the registry editor.
7. Log off and log on for the change to take effect.

Group Policy

Check what GP’s are set on a machine in cmd window type


“Send on Behalf Of” allows one user to be able to send emails on behalf of another. The message will show the recipient who the message was sent on behalf of and who actually sent the message.
There are two ways of granting “Send on Behalf Of”:
• via Outlook
allowing a user to grant others to send on their behalf
• via Active Directory Users and Computers
which can be performed by system managers only
Grant Send on Behalf of via Outlook
This procedure will allow you to grant other users the ability to send on your behalf:
1. Start Outlook
2. Tools → Options, select the “Delegates” tab
3. Click on [Add …]
4. Add the user or users that you want to grant the send-on-behalf-of permission to, then click [OK]
5. The next window will allow you to specify which permissions you are granting. To allow send-on-behalf-of, you need to grant permissions on the “Inbox” to either “Author” or “Editor”, then click [OK]
6. Click [OK] to close the “Options” dialog.
• The above has been demonstrated to work when using Outlook 2003, but not with Outlook 2000 connected to a Exchange 2003 server (I have not had time to identify why).
• See also “How to send a message on behalf of another”
Grant Send on Behalf of via Active Directory Users and Computers
This procedure will allow system managers to grant users the ability to send on the behalf of other users:
1. Log onto the server running Exchange.
2. Run Active Directory Users and Computers.
3. Find the user’s account that you want to be able to send on behalf of, and open up the account properties.
4. Select the “Exchange General” tab.
5. Click [Delivery Options…]
6. Click [Add …] and add the user (or users) that are to be granted permission to send on behalf of this account.
7. Click [OK] to close the “Delivery Options” dialog.
8. Click [OK] to close the account properties dialog..
See also “How to send a message on behalf of another”.
How to Send a Message on Behalf of Another
To send an email on behalf of another (assuming you have been granted the necessary send-on-behalf-of privilege):
1. Start Outlook.
2. Go to your Inbox.
3. Click [New] to start a new mail message.
4. If the message does not show a “From” field then pull down the “View” menu and check “From Field”.
Note: I have noticed that if you have Outlook set to use Microsoft Word then the “From Field” does not appear in the “View” menu. The work around is to clear the option to use Word (Outlook → Tools → Options → Mail Format → Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages), you will then be able to show the From field, and this remains even if you re-select to use use Word to edit emails.
5. Click [From…] and select the account that you wish to send an email on behalf of.
6. Compose the email as normal.
• When you try to send the email you will get an error if you have not been granted the necessary send-on-behalf-of permission.
• To the recipient the email will show both the true author and who it was sent on behalf of.

To allow send-on-behalf-of, you need to grant permissions on the “Inbox” to either “Author” or “Editor”

Someone’s mailbox is full. Go into their Outlook via your PC by giving yourself permissions to their mailbox. But if their e-mails aren’t showing, turn off mailbox cache and try again.

Printer appears in printers and faxes as offline but is working and running fine. Restart the print spool on the local machine should fix it or the server the printer is on.

Check permissions on the PST file. This issue was simply READ ONLY was
set on the file disallowing it to load despite permissions set.

PST Issue