How To Fix Your IT Administrator Has Limited Access (Page Not Available) Error

The “Your IT Administrator has limited access” error is one of the most troublesome errors haunting Windows 11 users for quite some time now. In this guide, we have covered all the methods to fix this grave issue and resolve this error in the best way possible.

Ways to Fix “Your IT Administrator Has Limited Access” Error

Method 1: Use Admin Account

If you are facing the “controlled folder access your IT Administrator has limited access“  error, then the first step you have to take is to sign out of your current account and use the Admin account. Use the following steps:

Step 1: Press Windows + I to open the Settings.
Step 2: Click on the Accounts tab in the left panel and then click on Other users in the right section. Accounts tab - Windows Setting

Step 3: You can create a user by clicking the Add Account button.

Add Account button

Step 4: Click on “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information”.sign in Microsoft account

Step 5: Click on “Add a user without a Microsoft account”.create Microsoft account

Step 6: Enter the User account name and password and select the security questions and their answers. Click on Next, and the account will be created.create user for pc

Step 7: Now click the down arrow next to the new account name created and click on change account type.

change account type option

Step 8: Select Administrator and click on the OK button.Select Administrator in change account type

Step 9: Press Windows + L to lock the screen and sign in with the new Admin account.
Step 10: Repeat the steps that aroused the error to check if the issue has been resolved; otherwise, move to the next step.

Method 2: Remove All Third-Party Antivirus Apps

Third-party security apps create a major conflict with the Windows Security app and often cause the “Your IT administrator has limited access Windows Defender Windows 11” error on your PC. We recommend uninstalling the antivirus and antimalware apps and letting Windows Security protect your PC. Here are the steps to uninstall any software.

Step 1: Press Win + I to open Settings.
Step 2: Click on the Apps tab in the left section and the Installed Apps option in the right panel.

click on Install Apps

Step 3: Locate the app you wish to remove. Click on the three dots next to it and choose the Uninstall option.

uninstall option

Step 4: Follow the online steps and restart your PC.

Method 3: Alter Microsoft Defender Group Policy

When you face “page not available” and “your IT Administrator has limited access to some areas of this app” errors, you can fix this by making a small change in the group policy editor. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Press Win + S to open the search box and type “gpedit.msc”.

GPEDIT command

Step 2: Click on the relevant result under Best Match.
Step 3: In the left panel, click on the path mentioned below:

Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Step 4: Now, on the right side, locate Turn off Microsoft Defender Antivirus and double-click on it.

Turn off Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Step 5: Click on the Disabled option and then click on Apply, followed by OK.
Step 6: Repeat the above steps for the next policy to disable it.

Allow antimalware to startup with normal priority

Step 7: Move to the left side and click on Client Interface under Microsoft Defender Antivirus.

Client Interface

Step 8: Look for the “Enable headless UI mode” policy on the right side and disable it.

Method 4: Use PowerShell.

PowerShell is a powerful tool that can help you fix the “Windows your account has been disabled, please see your system administrator” error. Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Press Win + X to open the Power menu and click on Terminal (Admin).
Step 2: The PowerShell app will now load with admin access. Type the following command:

set-MpPreference -UILockdown

set-MpPreference -UILockdown command

Step 3: Press the Enter key and wait until the process completes.

Method 5: Reset Windows Security.

If you want to eliminate the fact that “your IT Administrator has limited access Windows Defender Windows 11,” you should repair and reset the Windows Security. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Press Windows + I to open the Windows Settings.
Step 2: Click on the Apps tab in the left panel.
Step 3: Next, choose the Installed Apps option in the right section, and the list of all the apps installed on your PC will be displayed on your screen.
Step 4: Scroll down till you see System Components under Related Settings.

System Components under Related Settings

Step 5: Locate Windows Security and click on the three dots next to it to reveal the context menu.

Windows Security under system components

Step 6: Choose Advanced Options and scroll down to the RESET section.

RESET section

Step 7: Click on the Repair button and follow the instructions.
Step 8: If you are still getting the error message, repeat steps 1 to 6 and click the Reset button.

Read Also: Are Windows Defender Security Warning Alerts Fake? – It May be a Virus!

Method 6: Make Changes To the Windows Registry

The Windows Registry is a library of all the settings of your Windows OS. A few changes can help users fix errors like “cannot open this app. Your IT administrator has disabled Windows security”. Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Press Win + R to open the RUN box.
Step 2: Type “cmd” in the text box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
Step 3: Copy and paste the following commands, followed by the Enter key.

reg delete “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies” /f

reg delete “HKLM\Software \Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost” /f

reg delete “HKLM\Software\Policies” /f

reg delete “HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Policies” /f

reg delete “HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies” /f

reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender” /v DisableAntiSpyware

reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies” /f

reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost” /f

reg delete “HKCU\Software\Policies” /f

reg delete “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Policies” /f

Step 4: Finally, type “exit” and press the Enter key to close the Command prompt.
Step 5: Reboot your PC.

Bonus Tip: Use T9 Antivirus

If you still face Windows Defender issues, you can use a real-time antivirus like T9 Antivirus. This amazing security software has the latest virus definitions and receives more through regular updates. It can scan and quarantine all sorts of malware on your system. Besides protecting your PC, this antivirus app is bundled with an additional firewall, a startup manager, an ad blocker, a PC Optimizer, and Shredder.

T9 Antivirus_Quick Scan

Have You Fixed The Error?

We hope you resolved the “Your IT Administrator has limited access” error with the steps mentioned above. Do write to us in the comments section on how you fixed this issue.

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Dheeraj Manghnani
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Dheeraj Manghnani likes to read and write about latest technological developments that make life simpler in today's intricate world. He has been fascinated by technology since he got his first computer and is on a never ending quest to know more and share his knowledge with others.

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