How To Fix This Setting Is Managed By Your Administrator Windows 11

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If you use Windows 11 and have seen the annoying error notice "This Setting is Managed by Your Administrator," you are not alone, so relax. This error typically occurs when you try to change a system configuration and discover that it is unavailable and grayed out. In this blog post, we'll look at four efficient ways to resolve this problem and recover access to your Windows 11 settings. So let's get started and reset your system!

Check for User Account Control (UAC) settings 

  1. To open the Windows Settings, press "Windows + I" at the same time.
  2. Select "Family & other users" from the left-hand menu under "Accounts" after navigating there.
  3. Locate and select the "Change account type" option.
  4. Verify that the account type is "Administrator." In the event that it is not, click the dropdown menu and choose "Administrator."
  5. Restart your computer and verify that the issue has been fixed.

Modifying Group Policy Settings 

  • To launch the Run dialog box, use "Windows + R" in the first step. Press Enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor after typing "gpedit.msc".
  • In the editing box, select "Computer Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "All Settings."
  • Locate the particular setting that is displaying the problem notice. Click it twice to access its properties.
  • To save the modifications, select "Not Configured" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
  • Restart your computer after completing. Close the Group Policy Editor.

Change Registry Preferences

Attention: If the Windows Registry is altered improperly, it may result in system problems. Before making any changes, proceed with caution and be sure to backup your registry.

  1. To launch the Run dialog box, use "Windows + R" in the first step. To launch the Registry Editor, enter "regedit" and hit Enter.
  2. Locate the key that reads: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
  3. Find a subkey associated with the setting that is displaying the error message. Click the subkey with your right mouse button and choose "Delete."
  4. Verify the deletion, then exit Registry Editor.
  5. Restart your computer to see if the problem has been fixed.

Examine antivirus software and third-party applications

The system settings of some antivirus programs or third-party applications may be constrained. To determine if such software is the root of the problem:

  • Disable or uninstall any third-party antivirus programs for the time being.
  • Restart your computer to check if the issue is still present.
  • In the event that the issue is fixed, get help configuring the antivirus software's settings to permit adjustments by contacting its support team.


Windows 11's "This Setting is Managed by Your Administrator" issue might be annoying, but there are a number of ways to fix it. You may take back control of your system settings and completely personalize your Windows 11 experience by using the four techniques described in this blog post.

Always handle system settings carefully, especially when making changes to Registry or Group Policy settings. Before making any changes, always make a backup and go slowly to prevent unwanted repercussions. By following these instructions, you can control your Windows 11 settings and have a smooth computing experience.

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