Thursday, May 15, 2014

Error: "Your system administrator has disabled windows features"

Scenario: When attempting to access "Turn Windows features on or off" in Win 7 you get the error "Your system administrator has disabled windows features"

Solution: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Programs and change the value of the "NoWindowsFeatures" key to "0".

Follow-up issue: If Windows features comes up blank, run the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7. If you are on POSReady 7, this won't work as nothing is supposed to show (unless you've installed a new version of IE, then that version of IE will be the only thing to show)

3 comments:

unicorn said...

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Programs in what stupid. Tell ME WHERE.

David T. said...

You need to use the regedit utility. Start>Run then enter regedit or just type regedit in your Start Menu to bring it up.
Have a great day!

Shihas PP said...

your system administrator is diasbled windows features how to resolve .(posmachine)