Monthly Archives: December 2012

13 Dec

Unable to change Windows Update Settings Windows 7 Home Premium


If you are  using Windows 7 Home Premium, and have been encountering difficulties in Windows Updates Settings.  The problem is it prompts this message at the top of the settings page “SOME SETTINGS ARE MANAGED BY YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR”.  Everything on the internet says to open Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).  However there is no gpedit snap-in for the Home Edition of Windows 7.  What you need to do to get your settings back is open registry editor by holding the windows key+r, then type regedit in the box that opens and hit enter key.  Now navigate to the following registry entry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Update\

Delete the subkey AU now you should be good.  Check to see if you can edit settings.

05 Dec

No Remote Desktop Client Access Licenses Available

Here is a fix to the following error message with Remote Desktop Connection when you try to connect to a machine from Windows 7: “Remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop client access licenses available for this computer. Please contact the server administrator“


The solution is delete the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSLicensing

Try connecting in again. If it doesn’t work and you get the following error message: “The remote computer disconnected the session because of an error in the licensing protocol“;

Then all you need to do is Right-Click on the Remote Desktop Connection icon and select “Run as Administrator“.