MS Office 2007 administrator in XP Pro

December 7, 2010 at 11:55:28
Specs: Windows XP SP3
I am trying to restore the display of Recent Documents in Office 97 programs.
Is that too much to ask?
It claims that the administrator has blocked it as group policy.
But there is only one of me and I am the administrator - or so I thought.
The annoying thing is that up to a year ago they were displayed - and then they disappeared.
I must have done something but what?
PJB in Exmouth Devon UK

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#1
December 13, 2010 at 07:23:42
What claims that the administrator has blocked it as group policy? Where are you trying to change this setting? If you did a windows update and it installed any updates for Office then that might have caused the problem. Also, do you have any windows shares on your computer? if you shared your office 97 documents folder you might have set a permissions precedent on those files. We need more information.

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#2
December 13, 2010 at 07:57:21
Office 97 or 2007. Which is it ?

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December 13, 2010 at 09:27:44
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I have Office Professional Plus 2007 duly licensed. Sorry to have mis-described as 97.
The situation arises in each of the programs. E.g. in Word I go to Word Options, Advanced, Display and find that the setting concerning Recent Documents is blocked with the help comment:
'Your Administrator has disabled this command through group policy'.
The same is true on other Office programs.
When I run Word from the desk-top logo 'as Adminsitrator', it's fine. But I want to run it as myself!
At Windows XP Pro SP3 start-up I am described as an 'administrator'.
I have followed the advice on other forums and entered Windows from the outset as Administrator, via the 'guest' setting, but though this enables me to run Office software as Administrator and change the settings, when I reboot and start in as 'Peter' it has gone again.
Maybe there were updates but I have set them to instal automatically overnight with other Windows updates.
No-one else uses this computer (and it is free of trojan influence!).
There's presumably something I have done unaware or as you say something changed by an update.


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December 13, 2010 at 12:30:44
I would suggest either reinstalling office when when asked it just for this profile or all users you choose all users or reinstall from the Peter profile.

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