"Software Restriction Policy Does Not Allow You to Start This Program" Error Message Even Though the Program Is Defined As "Allowed"

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After you define a software restriction policy that defaults to "Disallowed," and you then define paths to specific locations for "Allowed" programs, you may receive the following error message when you try to run the allowed program:
Software restriction policy does not allow you to start this program.
This issue may occur if the software restriction policy does not handle the Novell Netware network provider correctly. In this scenario, the Netware share is interpreted as a local device instead of as a remote device. Therefore, the software restriction policy is not effective on the Microsoft Windows XP client.

Note This issue does not occur when the program is run from a Windows server share that has the same software restriction policy.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date          Time   Version         Size     File name   ----------------------------------------------------------   04-Jun-2003   11:26  5.1.2600.1230   566.272  Advapi32.dll     12-May-2003   10:16  5.1.2600.1221    80.512  Ksecdd.sys    04-Jun-2003   11:16  5.1.2600.1230   156.800  Nwrdr.sys  	
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
For additional information about software restriction policies in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310791 Description of the Software Restriction Policies in Windows XP
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

Article ID: 815471 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 02:09:22 - Revision: 4.1

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