Windows 10: this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator

Discus and support this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This is new : ) Plugged in an external 2TB USB drive that I have had no problem accessing before. No new updates no new programs installed since the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by phaedruspress, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. phaedruspress Win User

    this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator


    This is new : )

    Plugged in an external 2TB USB drive that I have had no problem accessing before. No new updates no new programs installed since the last time I used it. Hard Disk Sentinel does show bad sectors but the app has been showing this message for over a year now and it has not changed. It still shows the exact same number of bad sectors. I thought HD Sentinel was the offending program but when I exited it no go. When I go to the taskbar I am able to easily enough eject it. My backup computer died on me a couple of weeks ago. I can not recall but the last time I think when I plugged it into a public computer it was blocked. At the moment I do not have access to another computer. When I go into disk management I can see the drive but I also see that offending message "this disk is offline..." I GOOGLED this and saw quite a bit of info but before I go scurrying around for a possible fix I thought that I would ask here first hoping that there is simple solution. I have made no changes in the GPE since the last time I plugged in the disk which showed right away in explorer and I was able to work with it. TIA.


    this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator [​IMG]




    this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator [​IMG]




    this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator [​IMG]


    :)
     
    phaedruspress, Oct 30, 2018
    #1
  2. angus Win User

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Oct 30, 2018
    #2
  3. Deepika Gowda Win User
    Windows 10 error: "Windows couldn't connect to the Group Policy Client service. Please consult your system administrator"

    Hi Rico,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with accessing the operating system.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better:

    • Which edition of Windows Operating System are you using?
    • What all the troubleshooting steps have you performed?
    • Have you installed all the pending updates on your Operating System?
    • Have you installed any third-party anti-virus software on your system?

    I suggest you to try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    I suggest you to Stop the Group Policy service, restart and set it to Automatic.

    Group Policy Client service, this service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computers and users through the Group Policy component. If the service
    is disabled the settings will be applied and applications and components will not be manageable through Group Policy.

    Step 1: Stop the Group Policy Client service.

    • Press Windows Key + R on the keyboard and type
      services.msc
      , Services window gets opened.
    • Search for Group Policy Client service, right click on it and click on
      Stop.
    • Restart the computer.

    Step 2: Start the service and set it to automatic:

    • Press Windows Key + R on the keyboard and type
      services.msc
      , Services window gets opened.
    • Search for Group Policy Client service, right click on it and click on
      Properties.
    • Start the service, set
      Startup type to Automatic.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 30, 2018
    #3
  4. fdegrove Win User

    this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator

    Group Policy on home machine?!?!?!?!?


    Hi,

    Had the same issue on a number of occasions. This is what solved it for me:


    Steps to fix 'Some settings are managed by your organization' message in Windows 10
    Make sure you have administrator rights and follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Launch Run prompt by right clicking the Windows Start menu icon. Type in gpedit.msc and click OK or Enter.
    Step 2: In Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Data Collection and Preview Builds.
    Step 3: Find the Allow Telemetry item and double-click it to edit the policies.
    Step 4: Change the setting to Enabled. Change the drop-down menu entry to 3-Full and click Apply.
    Step 5: Now open the item again and change its Setting to Not configured and hit the Save button.
    The message should no longer stop you from accessing various system settings in Windows 10.

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Oct 30, 2018
    #4
Thema:

this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator

Loading...
  1. this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator - Similar Threads - disk offline policy

  2. Set password policy in autounattend.xml

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Set password policy in autounattend.xml: Hi all, I am trying to automate my windows installation. I already have a working unattend.xml which sets what I want. I would like to add another option, where it would set a password policy for the PC (capital and small letters, length, special characters, etc.). The PCs...
  3. this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    this disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator: This is new : ) Plugged in an external 2TB USB drive that I have had no problem accessing before. No new updates no new programs installed since the last time I used it. Hard Disk Sentinel does show bad sectors but the app has been showing this message for over a year now...
  4. USB disk offline to online... stumped

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    USB disk offline to online... stumped: I have a problem with a new USB drive that I accidentally marked as offline. I have tried everything to get it back "online". disk part does not do it, and in disk management the "online" setting is grayed out and not able to use it... none of my partition programs seem able...
  5. USB disk offline to online... stumped

    in Windows 10 Support
    USB disk offline to online... stumped: I have a problem with a new USB drive that I accidentally marked as offline. I have tried everything to get it back "online". disk part does not do it, and in disk management the "online" setting is grayed out and not able to use it... none of my partition programs seem able...
  6. The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

    in Windows 10 Customization
    The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation: I bought a new Lenovo laptop just last week. I have started college this week and need to install a program from the college to attend webinars as part of the course. When I first downloaded the program, it was blocked by Smart Screen, which I was able to disable with some...
  7. Group Policy Settings

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Group Policy Settings: I just installed an update, lost my Stickies - destroying my world, & my default app settings are changing on their own. I contacted Microsoft after exhausting all available info online, had a remote session, 2 chats, and it is still broken. Does anyone know the steps to...
  8. Is Enabling this policy Setting Ok?

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Is Enabling this policy Setting Ok?: Hi, Just wanted to know if enabling this policy setting is Ok? When I enable it, I can access my WD NAS Drive which is good but Also The setting states that its unsafe [ATTACH]...
  9. Administrator Setting

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Administrator Setting: I'm trying to delete my Local Account administrator settings,so that I can use Standard Settings,so how do I stop being administrator please anyone? I'm PC DIM so please keep the answer very simple,many thanks people *Wink 55293
  10. Cannot Set Execution Policy in Powershell

    in Windows 10 Support
    Cannot Set Execution Policy in Powershell: Did not experience this problem until this build (10130) but it may have occurred in the build before that also. As you can see in the attachment, I am in Administrator mode but cannot run a script which installs a dozen or so programs. The programs install if I type a...