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What to do if Your IT Administrator has Limited Access Pops up on your Screen?

A very common error “Your IT Administrator Has Limited Access” arises when the user tries to turn the Windows Defender on after recently updating Windows 10. Windows Defender is a very major component of the Windows that scans for viruses every time you boot your PC. If you come across this error, don’t worry because you can easily resolve this problem in very little time.

Display of error "Your IT Administrator has limited access".
Error Message

What causes your IT administrator to have limited access?

There are so many people who face the limited access problem. There might be different reasons behind this problem on different computers. Some of the reasons are listed below.

  • Third-Party Antivirus Softwares might cause this trouble.
  • This problem might occur if you are not using an administrator account.
  • Group policies might be behind the occurrence of this error.

Pre Tips

If your IT administrator has limited access then don’t worry because this error can be resolved. Before going to any major solution, try to perform some basic troubleshooting steps.

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  1. Click the search button in the taskbar and search for Feedback.
  2. Click and open the Feedback Hub application.
  3. Report the issue.
  4. Restart your PC and check if the problem is resolved.

What to do if Your IT Administrator has Limited Access to Some Areas of this App?

Solution 1: Remove any Third-Party Antiviruses if installed

If this error message is appearing, the reason might be that antivirus is blocking some features of the system. Third-party antiviruses are good to some extent but sometimes they create a problem by blocking some features of the system. So to resolve this error and give access to your IT administrator, turn-off your third party antiviruses and reboot the system to check if this problem is resolved.

Solution 2: Disable Windows Defender

If you are still getting this error, then try to turn your Windows defender off to get rid of this error message. It is not an intelligent solution and causes more harm in the long-term, but you can do this to find the main reason behind this problem.

  1. In the taskbar, click the search button and type Settings. Click to open it.
    Type Settings in the search bar
    Settings
  2. Click Update and Security.
    Look for Update and Security option in Windows Settings
    Update and Security
  3. On the left pane, select Windows Security.
    Click on Windows Security
    Windows Security
  4. Locate and Click Virus and Threat Protection, on the right pane.
    Third party softwares that may be causing "Your IT administrator has limited access" error
    Virus and Threat Protection
  5. Open Virus and Threat Protection Settings.
    Open Virus And Threat Protection Settings
    Manage Settings
  6. Disable Real-Time Protection. 
    Check Whether Real-Time Protection is ON or OFF
    Disable Real-Time Protection

Solution 3: Give your computer Administrator privileges

After updating your windows and before turning the windows defender on, make sure that you are using an administrator account. If you are using any other guest account, then this error message might pop up. To make sure that you are using an administrator account, follow the steps below.

  1. In the taskbar, click the search button and type Settings. Click to open it.
    Type settings in search bar
    Settings
  2. Locate and click Accounts.
    Look for Accounts in windows settings
    Accounts
  3. On the Right pane, make sure that the account you are using is tagged as Administrator.
    Check administrator's account
    Admin Account

Solution 4: Use a hidden Administrator account

A hidden administrator account is automatically created when Windows is installed on your computer. Using this account may help to resolve this issue. Follow the steps below to do this:

  1. In the taskbar, click the search button and type Command Prompt.
  2. Right-click the icon and click Run as Administrator.
    Type cmd in Search bar
    Command Prompt
  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following command.
    Type the command shown
    Command Prompt
net user administrator /active:yes

After typing this command, your hidden account will be activated. Login to your hidden administrator account from the login screen and turn on the Windows Defender. This error will be resolved by doing this. After carrying this task out, make sure you turn off the hidden administrator account. Execute the following command in the command prompt to make sure you have done this.

net user administrator /active:no

Solution 5: Edit your Group Policies

If you are still getting this error message, then try to edit your group policies. To edit your group policies, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the search button in the taskbar and type gpedit.
    Type gpedit in Search bar
    Search
  2. Click and open the Group Policies Editor.
  3. Under the Computer Configuration on the left pane, Locate and click Administrative Templates.
    Look for Computer Configuration in Local Group Policy Editor
    Administrative Templates
  4. Locate and Click Windows Components.
    Navigate to the Windows Components folder for checking limited access problem
    Windows Components
  5. Now find and click Windows Defender Antivirus.
    Click on the Antivirus Folder for solving "Your IT administrator has limited access" problem
    Windows Defender Antivirus
  6. On the right pane, click Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus.
    Turn off antivirus for solving "Your IT administrator has limited access" issue
    Turn off Windows defender antivirus
  7. A window will appear. Here click the Disable button. Click OK and then Apply.
    Click on disable and save settings
    Disable and apply
  8. Now find and click Client Interface.
    Click Client Interface folder in settings
    Client Interface
  9. Click Enable Headless UI Mode.
    In settings enable UI mode to resolve "Your IT administrator has limited access" issue
    Enable headless UI mode
  10. A window will appear. Here click the Disable button. Click OK and then Apply.

Solution 6: Perform a System Restore

If you still can’t get rid of this error, try restoring your system. TO restore your system, follow the steps given below:

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  1. Click the search button in the taskbar. Type Control Panel and open it.
    Navigate to control panel
    Control Panel
  2. In the search box, type Recovery and hit enter.
    Click on Recovery option
    Recovery
  3. Click Open System Restore.
    In recovery mode click Open system restore to resolve "Your IT administrator has limited access" error
    Open System Restore
  4. Choose a restore time and hit next.
  5. Confirm the restore point and select Finish.

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