Local Group Policy Editor Not Configured error

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

This article details the Local Group Policy Editor error that occurs within Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access or User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access when the state of the setting is set to Not configured after being set to Enabled. This behavior applies to processing both local Group Policy Objects and domainbased Group Policy Objects.

This article applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows® 7

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2


When changing the state of a Computer Configuration or User Configuration Removable Storage Access policy through the Local Group Policy Editor from Enabled to Not configured, the behavior of the policy does not change.


Instead of changing the state to Not configured, change the state of the policy to Disabled.