How to Fix the "Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization" Bug in Windows 10

Like its predecessors, Windows 10 can be configured by organizations to limit user access to certain settings and features. From a consumer standpoint, you may have encountered one of these business-specific options when, during the Windows 10 upgrade process, you were asked “who owns this PC?” with either you or your organization as the possible answers.

Unfortunately, certain bugs and settings can incorrectly configure your own PC as being locked down by a nonexistent organization, which limits your access to certain settings in the operating system.

If you’re experiencing this issue, you’ll notice in several locations (primarily in the Settings app) that “Some settings are managed by your organization.” If your Windows 10 PC belongs only to you (that is, you have admin control of your PC), here’s how you can reconfigure Windows 10 to fix the “Some settings are managed by your organization” issue.
some settings are managed by your organization
The solution to this problem can be found in the Group Policy Editor, but you’ll need to launch this utility with administrative privileges. To do so, click the Start Menu and type gpedit.msc. The top result should be the Local Group Policy Editor as shown in the screenshot below.
windows 10 gpedit.msc
Right-click on the gpedit.msc result and select Run as Administrator. In the Group Policy Editor, use the hierarchical list of options on the left side of the window to navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds.
group policy editor allow telemetry
With Data Collection and Preview Builds selected, you’ll see an option labeled Allow Telemetry on the right side of the window. Double-click it to change its options.
windows 10 allow telemetry
At the top of the Allow Telemetry options window, click Enabled. Don’t freak out, privacy advocates. This is a temporary change and we’ll soon turn Windows 10 telemetry back off.

With Telemetry Enabled, click the drop-down box in the Options section and choose 3 – Full.
windows 10 telemetry not configured
Click OK to save your changes and close the window. Next, double-click Allow Telemetry in the Group Policy Editor again to bring the same configuration window back up.

This time, select Not Configured instead of “Enabled.” Finally, click OK to save the change and close the window. You can also now quit the Group Policy Editor.
windows 10 settings update
Now head back to a location where you previously encountered the “Some settings are managed by your organization” message. You should see that the message is now gone and that you have full access to your Windows 10 settings. Note, however, that this fix is intended for individually-owned consumer PCs.

If your Windows 10 PC or license is owned by your company or organization (or was initially set up that way), there will be other settings which will continue to limit your access to certain functions and you shouldn’t change Group Policy settings without consulting your IT administrator.

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Have you encountered the bug where you received a message saying your PC was managed by a non-existent organization? How did you resolve the issue on your Windows PC? Please tell us about it in a comment below!

30 thoughts on “How to Fix the "Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization" Bug in Windows 10”

Avatar Chris says:
I noticed this when trying to fix another problem but I have only seen it in the Accounts – Sign in options with the ‘Use sign in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart’ option being greyed out. I read elsewhere that this particular one can be caused by anti virus suites. To your knowledge, would this make sense?
Avatar Steven says:
Fixed it on my Win 10 machine. Here’s how:

Open Gpedit.msc, navigate to Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update\Configure Automatic Updates

Change from Enabled to Not Configured

Avatar Guto says:
If you can’t use gpedit.msc or you didn’t find any policy active or enabled, you’ll need to dig into Windows Registry to find the culprit registry key which is causing the message in Settings app.

There is no fixed way to find the registry key which is causing the message in Settings app. It might be a DWORD or String value somewhere lying in registry which is forcing Windows 10 to show the message in Settings app.

Most of the time, “Some settings are managed by your organization” message shows on Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update page. If you are also getting the message on Windows Update page and want to remove it, following steps will help you:

1. Open Registry Editor using regedit command in RUN dialog box or search box.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

3. If you find any key under WindowsUpdate key, delete it.

Also check in right-side pane, if you find any DWORD, String, etc, delete it.

Restart your computer and the “Some settings are managed by your organization” message will disappear from Windows Update page in Settings.

NOTE: If you see the message on Personalization pages such as Background, Colors, Lock Screen, Themes, Fonts, etc, then you’ll need to check following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

Avatar Kerry Chipman says:
My GPedit Allow Telemetry has 3 options but option 3 is not “Full” it says “Optional”.
I still see the ‘managed by your org’ message in windows update. :(
Avatar Stubert says:
gpedit and run as administrator.

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > windows update. Enable “Do not include drivers with windows updates” then set it back to not configured. Worked for me :-)

You’re welcome.

Avatar Kathy says:
Didn’t work for me. I have tried every tip I have been able to find and nothing works.
Avatar Ben says:
Didn’t work for me. I’m still seeing “some settings are managed by your system administrator” even though I am logged in as the administrator and am the sole user of my device! Well done Microsoft. Another blinder.
Avatar william cutlip says:
I am the administrator of this personal laptop. I have tried all the various fixes but nothing has worked so far.
Avatar Cristhal says:
Hi
For one week I try to fix the settings on my new home leptop a HP bought with Win 10 Home installed. After a couple of days I gave up and bought Win 10Pro and upgraded. It was terrible the Home version! I have another personal leptop but that has Win 10 Pro and all setting were possible to be changed , modify etc.
However with the new leptop after one week struggling and reading everywhere on the net all advices how to proceed, I still have a nr of troubles :
1) I can not put them to work together in a Home group option which dissapered in Win 10 but it was very usefull in Win 7. They can see each other but I am not allowed to “see” the files and share. I am running them as administrator o and I have tried all the advices I read from Internet, nothing works.
2) I fight with “some settings are managed by your organization” which is still there even after upgrading to Win 10 Pro , even after using the RegEdit instruction above and Group Policy .. is still there and I can not modify the Sync settings which I beleive will allow me to work with the laptops as in homework group. I create another user without Microsft account which to my surprise doesn’t have access to anything…
I am stuck and fed-up with Win 10 .. I bought the Product Key new , I worked to set it up hard.. I was hoping to have the two leptop in a small group so that would be easier and not needed to use the USB to transfer files etc. And still I didn’t arrive to connect my old printer BROTHER …
Please advise what else , what solution I can do more so thatit can solve my problems.
Avatar Felipe says:
Updated to Windows 10 Home build 1903, and I couldn’t access some of the settings..
This worked great! Only problem I came across was that I didn’t have the ‘gpedit.msc’ file but with a little browsing I downloaded it and followed the instructions here. Also, at first it didn’t seem to work, but I just had to restart my pc for it to take effect.
Avatar Kathleen says:
This worked perfectly for me. I following the instructions exactly. and all is perfect. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
FYI my home machine info……
I have a 64 bit OS with a x64-based processor on my HP home PC.
I am running Windows 10 Pro, Version 1803, OS build 17134.48
which was recently upgraded by Windows on 6th May 2018
Avatar John says:
Worked for me too. Thanks
Avatar Ahmad says:
i have same problem “some settings are hidden or managed by your organization” in Apps and features window :/ u cant choose “allow apps from anywhere” to install apps from outside store ..
Avatar vinod says:
not work because there was already not configure option.
even i try this method but didn’t work.
please help.
Avatar Greg says:
It didn’t work for me but after reading elsewhere on the net I tried clicking the disable option then APPLY then back to Not Configured then Apply. it seems to have solved the problem. Thanks to all the various contributors all over the net about this problem.
Avatar How_delightful says:
Exactly what I was looking for, and your instructions were easy to follow. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work. I still have no access to change settings in updates.
Any suggestions (a year later)?
Avatar Brian Jobes says:
This worked for me but I had to also follow these steps under
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data and Preview Builds. Not sure if that’s obvious to everyone else or not.
Avatar Steve Hi says:
How do I get the gpedt download in windows 10 home version? Microsoft doesn’t install this on the home version.
Avatar Steve Hi says:
Turned out to be a third party software conflict for me. Problem fixed.
Avatar Akila Maithripala says:
Thanx man.. It worked…!
Avatar Steve Hi says:
This doesn’t work for me as there is no group editor installed with windows 10 home.
I also tried Sam Gilliam’s fix and it didn’t work either.
Sill looking for a solution.
Avatar Jack Flynn says:
Didn’t work for me. I can follow all steps exactly, and complete them, but it doesn’t remove “Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization”
Avatar dejudicibus says:
It does not work.
Avatar Yiannis Pahitas says:
I cant even find the data collection and preview build folder.anyone can help?
Avatar Being Doug says:
Does not work
Avatar Being Doug says:
Does not work
Avatar Jeff Tjernagel says:
Didn’t for me…
Avatar Нико Сим says:
this is not working
Avatar Rodrigo says:
Fixed for me. Thx!
Avatar Adrian says:
Not working here build 15007
Avatar LaVern says:
Thanks for the instructions. It worked perfectly and everything was easy to follow.
Avatar Josephine says:
Can you please help me ,I have the ”Some setting are managed by your orgaization” thing in my camera settings, and I cant enable anything .I’ve been trying everything I could find to solve it but I couldn’t .The problems might be that I’m not the admnistrator of my laptop?I really do need this to be fixed soon since I need the camera to work .Thank you in advance.
Avatar Ahmadu says:
Yes! thanks, it works for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Avatar abdulrahman awny says:
I FOUND A SOLUTION FOR THAT …… i had that text on my personalization then start and i cannot customize my start menu
RUN>gpedit.msc>USER CONFIGURATION>SYSTEM>GROUP POLICY
AND I DISABLED ALL SETTINGS THEN ENABLED THEM THEN CHOSE NOT CONFIGURED AGAIN
PROBLEM SOLVED FOR ME
Avatar Jeff Tjernagel says:
Didn’t help…
Avatar Ahmadu says:
Yes! thanks. It works for me.
Avatar Ahmadu says:
Yes! thanks. It works for me, Abdulrahman Awny Says.
RUN>gpedit.msc>USERNFIGURATION>SYSTEM>GROUP POLICY
AND I DISABLED ALL SETTINGS THEN ENABLED THEM THEN CHOSE NOT CONFIGURED AGAIN
PROBLEM SOLVED FOR ME
Avatar Edward H says:
worked for me.
Avatar Anna says:
It worked for me as well! Thank you.

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