Fix “Some settings are managed by your organization” Error on Windows 10

Many Windows users see a message reading “Some settings are managed by your organization” on various settings pages on Windows 10 or 11. If you see this message, you won’t be able to fully customize your PC. Considering that you are the owner of the PC, this is not a message that you would want to see on your screen. 

In this guide, you will find some methods to fix the “Some settings are managed by your organization” error on Windows.

Now the fixes depend on where you are getting this error message and which version of Windows 10 you are using. Depending on the cases, there are different fixes. So you can find your case and apply that fix. 

Fix “Some settings are managed by your organization” Error

The different versions of Windows 10 might have this error message on different setting pages, check where you are getting the error message and proceed accordingly.

Case 1: Windows 10 Pro, Error on the Update Page

If you are using Windows 10 Pro and see the “Some settings are managed by your organization” error on the Windows update page, here is what you have to do:

1: Go to the taskbar, type “gpedit” in the search bar, and hit enter. 

2: Expand Computer Configuration and then Administrative Templates from the menu on the left. 

3: Now click on Windows Components to expand it. Scroll down and click on Windows Update

Some settings are managed by your organization

4: On the right side, navigate down and click on Do not include drivers with Windows Updates. Now click on the Edit policy setting option.

Windows update group policy editor

5: Click on Enabled and then Apply the setting and hit OK

do not include drivers with windows updates policy

6: Now select the Do not include drivers with Windows Updates setting again and then click on the Edit policy setting option again. 

7: This time click on Not Configured and Apply the setting and hit OK.

windows update settings in gpedit

8: Repeat Steps 5-7 for the Configure Automatic Updates setting in Windows Update as well.

9: Now select Data Collection and Preview Builds from Windows Components

10: Here select and highlight the Allow Telemetry setting. Then click on the Edit policy setting option.

data collection and preview builds

11: Select Enabled and under the Options, select Enhanced from the drop-down menu. 

allow telemetry

12: Now select the Allow Telemetry setting again and then click on the Edit policy setting option again. 

13: This time click on Not Configured and Apply the setting and hit OK.

Basically, you have to enable and then set the settings to Not Configured.

Updating The Policy Using CMD

1: Go to the taskbar, type “cmd” in the search bar, right-click to Run as administrator.

2: In the command prompt window, type the following command and hit enter: 

gpupdate /force 
using CMD to update group policy

That’s it! This will update the group policy and you will not see this error anymore. 

Case 2: Any Windows 10 Home & Pro Settings Page

If you are getting the error message on Windows 10 Home or Pro on the Settings page then follow the below steps.

1: Go to the taskbar, type “services” in the search bar, and hit enter.

2: Scroll down and double-click on Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

3: If the service is not running, you have to start it. Select the Startup type as Automatic from the drop-down menu and then click on Start. Apply the settings and hit OK

Starting Windows Services BITS

4: Now find and double click on Connected User Experiences and Telemetry service. If the service is disabled, you have to start it. Repeat Step 3 for it. 

5: Go to the taskbar, type “Settings” in the search bar, and hit enter.

6: Click on Privacy

7: Now go to Diagnostics & feedback from the left and then you have to switch between the two top options on the right side under Diagnostic data

Diagnostics and Feedback menu

8: If you have selected the first option then you have to select the second option now and vice-versa. 

That’s it! This will solve the “Some settings are managed by your organization” error on your PC. 

Case 3: Windows 10 Pro, Error on Lock Screen Settings 

If you are getting this error on the lock screen setting page, here is what you can do:

1: Go to the taskbar, type “gpedit” in the search bar, and hit enter. 

2: Expand Computer Configuration and then Administrative Templates from the menu on the left. 

3: Further expand Control Panel and then Personalization

4: Now select the Do not display the lock screen setting and click on the Edit policy setting option. 

do not display the lock screen

5: Click on Enabled and then Apply the setting and hit OK

6: Now select the Do not display the lock screen setting again and then click on the Edit policy setting option again. 

7: This time click on Not Configured and Apply the setting and hit OK.

Updating The Policy Using CMD

1: Go to the taskbar, type “cmd” in the search bar, right-click to Run as administrator.

2: In the command prompt window, type the following command and hit enter: 

gpupdate /force 

That’s it! This will update the group policy and you will not see this error anymore. 

Case 4: Windows 10 Home, Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization Error on Update Page

Windows 10/11 Home editions don’t have a Group Policy editor interface but you can still change the settings using the registry editor. Follow the below steps if you are using Home Edition.

Tip: You can enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home with some workaround.

1: Go to the taskbar, type “regedit” in the search bar, and hit enter. 

2: Go to the following path: 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

3: Scroll down, if you find WindowsUpdate registry key, it is good, otherwise you have to create it. 

4: Select Windows registry, right-click on it and then click on New>Key

Windows Registry

5: Name this key, “WindowsUpdate” and click outside it. 

6: Select this WindowsUpdate key, right-click on it and then click on New>Key

create AU registry key

7: Name it “AU” and click outside it. 

Naming the registry key

If you already have the AU key, you will see it in the Windows registry.

8: Select the AU registry and then right-click on the empty space on the right menu and then click on New > DWORD(32-bit) Value

new D-word 32 bit value

9: Name it “NoAutoUpdate” and click outside it. 

NoAutoUpdate

10: Now again right-click in the empty space, click on New > DWORD(32-bit) Value.

11: Name it “AUOptions” and click outside it.

AUOptions registry key

12: Double click on the AUOptions registry key and then set the Value data accordingly.

The Value data depends on how you want to configure the automatic updates. Here is what value data will configure which setting:

Value DataSetting
2Notify for download and auto-install 
3Auto download and notify for installation 
4Auto download and schedule the install
5Allow local admin to choose the settings

You can select any value per your choice but the best option is 2. So I recommend that you select 2 as Value data and click on OK

value data 2

This will fix the “Some settings are managed by your organization” error on your PC. 

Case 5: Windows 10 Home, Error on Lock Screen Settings

1: Go to the taskbar, type “regedit” in the search bar, and hit enter. 

2: Navigate to the following path: 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

3: If you do not see the Personalization registry key, you can create it.  

4: Select Windows registry, right-click on it and then click on New >Key

5: Name this key, “Personalization” and click outside it. 

Personalization registry key

6: Select the Personalization registry and then right-click on the empty space on the right menu and then click on New > DWORD(32-bit) Value

7: Name it “NoLockScreen” and click outside it.

8: Double click on the NoLockScreen registry key and then set the Value data to 0 and hit OK.

Some settings are managed by your organization lock screen Windows 10 11 home

That’s it! This will solve the “Some settings are managed by your organization” error on Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Verdict

You might get “Some settings are managed by your organization” error on Windows 10 or 11 on different setting pages. You can fix the issue by editing certain values using the Group Policy editor in Windows 10 Pro.

If you are on Windows Home edition then you have to change the settings using the registry editor. Do note that by changing the wrong registry keys, you might face issues so follow all the steps carefully.

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