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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Error: Requested registry access is not allowed

Did you find this error? Well i just did few hours ago, and after struggling many hours, i think i finally have found what the problem is. The first issue came because i did repair my SharePoint site, because i did a mistake by changing the farm account and suddenly my SharePoint Central Administration page can not be accessed. So, after i repaired my SharePoint using SharePoint Server 2010 installation CD, my Central Administration worked fine. But wait, it wasn't fine at some pages, like i couldn't access Security > General Security > Configure managed accounts. It returned me an error :
Error: Requested registry access is not allowed

and not even that i couldn't delete or edit any of my web applications, and i couldn't access all my SharePoint site or web applications, it says my license has expired. So what was going on? After surfing on the internet and tried to find a bunch of articles about it, finally i found the way to figure it out.

Below are some steps that i did:
--1st step
Open the registry by run regedit on the server where the SP2010 is installed.

--2nd step
Right click and choose Permission..

--3rd step
Add WSS_ADMIN_WPG and give Full permission to this Group.

--4th step
Add WSS_WPG and give Read permission to this Group.

--5th step
Restart the server.

Try to browse Central Administration again. And it should be working fine as well as your SharePoint sites.


Anonymous said...


the accounts in my case where already there only the WSS_ADMIN_WPG had read only rights instead of full controll.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! This has been an issue for a while and could not find a resolution for a long time!

Anonymous said...

Thanks It Worked....

kancharla said...

i am using sharepoint 2013 preview i am getting the same error. But in SP 2013 there is not reg entry for 14.0 we have only 15.0.

I have done the same changes in 15.0, But it is not working.

Can you please help me on getting this.

Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

I've also found that re-running the Products & Technologies Wizard corrects this error.

Rubyisla Lydia said...

Article is giving really productive information to everyone. Well done.this is very interesting. thank you. Managed account

Anonymous said...

Thanks - I can now run farm backups and restores!

Anonymous said...

i have a similar issue - when I had done the FE Sharepoint 2010 server this registry change. The same error appearing. Any inputs will be helpful

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