Some Settings are Managed by your Organization

If you’ve been trying to modify your settings and the message ‘Some Settings are Managed by your Organization’ comes up, it means that you can’t change some settings because there’s a limit to your admin control which was set by your organization.

If you work for an organization and you use their pc, the chances are that they have limited you to have access to certain features and settings on the Windows PC.

Unfortunately, If you do own your PC and you don’t work for an organization, there may be bugs lurking in your Windows 10 operating system that have managed to misconfigure your settings to make it appear as if there’s been a restriction to your PCs settings.

Change Your Registry Settings

To fix this, you’ll need to enter the Registry Editor and change a few settings that will allow you to change your settings. The Registry Editor lets you make authorized changes to your Windows PC.

  1. Hold Windows key + R to open Run.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppPrivacy.
  4. Delete the value related to your problem.
  5. Check if Some Settings are Managed by your Organization has gone.

Method 2:

  1. Hold Windows key + R to open Run.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter.
  3. Navigation to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > PushNotifications.
  4. Double click on NoToastApplicationNotification.
  5. Change the default value from 1 to 0.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Sign out your Microsoft Account and sign in again.
  8. Check if the problem is solved.

Manage The Issue From gpedit.msc

Another alternative fix for the ‘Some Settings are Managed by your Organization’ error is using the gpedit.msc tool. 

  1. Download Group Policy Editor.
  2. Click start and type gpedit.msc.
  3. Navigate to: C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and copy:
  • folders: GroupPolicy
  • GroupPolicyUsers
  • gpedit.msc (console document)
  1. Paste them in the instructed locations:
  • C:\Windows\System
  • C:\Windows\System32
  1. Right click on gpedit.msc and run it. Notice you must run this from an administrator profile.
  2. Navigate to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds.
  3. Double click on Allow Telemetry.
  4. Select the Enabled this setting.
  5.  Select 3-Full on the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Apply then OK.
  7. Check if you have full access to your Windows 10 settings.

This method is only suggested for those running personal computers, as work computers often require the permission of an administrator within the organization.

Check Your Antivirus Settings

Many users have reported their anti-virus as the root cause of the issue.

To turn off your anti-virus:

  1. Open your Antivirus.
  2. Click on Home (the name may change depending on the program you use).
  3. Find the option for allowing the program to send data/information and change it to the NO setting.
  4. Check if the Some Settings are Managed by your Organization has gone.

Resolving Your Issue

If you’ve tried all of the methods above, you should no longer see the ‘Some Settings are Managed by your Organization’ in the settings, and you should now be able to modify your settings.

However, if none of these methods fixed the problem, comment down below.