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The Windows NT System Policy Editor allows administrators to restrict the applications executable names that can be run by users. Defining an excessive number of applications will cause an access violation in System Policy Editor.
The error that is recorded in the application log is:
Event ID 4097 Dr Watson Error An application error has occurred and an application error log is being generated. Poledit.exe Exception:access violation (0xc000005), address 0x77c01329
A display problem in Poledit.exe passes invalid flags into the Treeview context.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
The option to run only allowed applications can be turned on or off in System Policy Editor.
Article ID: 179553 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 2.2