Windows 10: Group Policy Editor Error

Discus and support Group Policy Editor Error in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My Windows 10 PC just updated itself to 1703. I have a script which used to run perfectly on Shutdown, but now it does not - I just get an empty black... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PeterAstle, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Group Policy Editor Error

    My Windows 10 PC just updated itself to 1703.
    I have a script which used to run perfectly on Shutdown, but now it does not - I just get an empty black box and nothing happens. (The script still runs fine if executed manually)
    When I open the Group Policy Editor to investigate I receive the following error message:

    Group Policy Editor Error [​IMG]

    I click OK, the message box closes but then reappears.
    I click OK again and the message box closes (It reappears only when Group Policy Editor is opened again on another occasion)
    The editor then appears to be working.
    So there are two problems which may or may not be related.
    Any help appreciated.

    PeterAstle, Apr 24, 2017
  2. BulldogXX Win User

    Some settings are managed by your organization

    Microsoft error messages are not famous for being helpful.

    "Some settings are managed by your organization" means that the setting you want to change is managed by a group policy. Unless you are able to change the group policy, you won't be able to change the setting.

    Group policies were designed for corporate networks, where the organization - more likely, its IT department - decides what the policies will be. That's the "organization" that the message refers to.

    Since group policies were intended for corporate networks, there isn't a group policy editor in the Home version of Windows. It exists only in the Professional, Enterprise and (I believe) Education versions.

    Some group policies can be changed without the group policy editor by directly editing the Windows registry, which is a risky thing to do. Plus, you'd have to know which specific policy needs to change and what are the specific edits to make to the registry.
    BulldogXX, Apr 24, 2017
  3. borate Win User
    Hide specific Event Viewer error

    The window header here reads Local Group Policy Editor, not Group Policy Management Editor, and the APPLICATIONS tree is not shown.

    Single user on this Windows 10 Pro PC. Thanks.
    borate, Apr 24, 2017
  4. spunk Win User

    Group Policy Editor Error

    spunk, Apr 24, 2017
  5. Many thanks for your assistance.
    By following the link you provided I have successfully eliminated the Group Policy Editor error message.

    However the first problem remains - my script does not run correctly at Shutdown.
    This is all that I have done:

    Group Policy Editor Error [​IMG]

    This used to work fine before the 1703 update, but now when I shutdown, I simply see a tiny window (C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe) with nothing apparent happening. The window can be enlarged, but it contains nothing.
    I thought maybe the script was running and I could just not read what was happening (black text on black background I thought!) but when I try to edit the font and colours in the cmd window by going to the cmd window properties dialogue, I find the dialogue box is blank so I cannot proceed.
    I am rather baffled.
    I should add that none of the above happens when opening a command window at any other time than Shutdown. Everything is quite normal then.
    PeterAstle, Apr 4, 2018

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