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When you click the Internet Options command on the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error message:
This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.
This behavior can occur if the Inetcpl.cpl file is missing from the Windows \System or %SystemRoot%\System32 folder or if a restriction is set on the NoBrowserOptions Windows registry value.
To resolve this issue, use the following methods in the order that they are presented.
Method 1: Modify the registryTo have us modify the registry for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for me
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
Modify the registry
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Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myself
Method 2: Extract a new copy of the Inetcpl.cpl fileExtract a new copy of the Inetcpl.cpl file from the Internet Explorer distribution files or reinstall Internet Explorer.
For more information about how to extract files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605If this method does not resolve the behavior, go to Method 3.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129605/ )How to extract original compressed Windows files
Method 3: Repair Internet ExplorerIf Method 2 does not resolve the behavior, repair Internet Explorer.
You may also experience the following symptoms if the Inetcpl.cpl file is missing: