Hi all, I've finally decided to post my own thread as I've been through all the other threads and they don't work.
I'm trying to disable The group policy setting on my XP computer as I believe it is the source to the problems that I am having trying to set up a local network with my flat mates.
When I go to firewall settings at the top it says;
"For your security, some setting are controlled by group policy" and the radio
buttons underneath are greyed out.
I've been working on this problem for a while and have tried a few techniques so far, the main answer that I find is to do as follows;
[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
[ In most cases, this registry key is not present and will need to be created ]
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: DWORD Value // Value Name: DisableGPO
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Default (Enabled) / 1 = Disabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot
I have tried this and the group policy still has control over the firewall. My account is the only account on the computer so is the administrator so I am pretty much baffled.
Any one have any ideas of anything I could try?
Thanks a lot, Alsweeet