Unable to change power settings as Administrator


New Member

I use a Vista Enterprise Laptop for work, of which I am in the administrator group and can Install/Remove Programs and do just about averything else other than the Power settings.....

I want to remove my password login after resuming, but this is greyed out and it says some settings are controlled by the system administrator, but yet I am listed as administrator?
Also I I try to access gpedit.msc, it says I may not have access rights?

Please help


My Computer


Vista Guru
Hi ronvegas

You may be an administrator, but you are not the system administrator, have a word with your system administrator.

My Computer


The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi Ron,

Do other people, who are not in the administrator group, have a need to access your machine? If so, then your password is there for a very good reason, and that is to stop unauthorized entry into your account by others.

The System Administrator (SA) will be aware of this, hence the reason why you don't have access rights to certain features. Even if you are the only one (besides, of course, the SA) who uses the machine, there are certain features to which the SA has deemed that you are not privy to.

The only thing I can suggest is that you have a word with your SA. I cannot see him/her agreeing to allow you to do what you want with your password other than changing it - s/he will probably not allow you to remove it altogether.

Remember that the SA's decision on this matter is final, and that we on the Forums cannot help you in any way to circumvent any restrictions placed on a system by a Systems Administrator in a works environment.

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Gigabyte IF233
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)