How To Fix – Error Systemsettingsadminflows.exe

Some time after new installation of windows server you get Systemsettingsadminflows.exe permission error preventing you to preform some admin task on the server

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

This can happens on windows 2012 To 2019, To fix this you need the allow it to run .

As an administrator, start the Local security policy editor.Windows 2019 - Local security policy

On the group policy editor screen, expand the Security settings, and locate the following item.Copy to Clipboard

Security Setting > Local Policies > Security Options

Access the folder named Security options.Solve - error Systemsettingsadminflows

Enable the item named User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account.Admin ApprovalMode for the Built-in Administrator account

To save the local policy configuration, you need to close the Policy editor.

Reboot the computer to enable the new configuration.

Good Luck

One Comment

  • Valeriu Atanasiu says:

    Security… displays Full control and the System denies … “run as administrator| or change permissions, or change the PC name, workgroup, etc.
    You cannot use the way to change AS AN ADMIN because form the beginning, despite being “seen” as admin, “the System” gives no access.

    Looks that it is upset (!)… because the Admin took all the ownership on anything and removed the System… the System appeared after restart!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *