Windows Server 2016/2019: systemsettingsadminflows.exe error

In Windows 2016/2019 server, when you have enrolled the server in a domain, and log in as domain admin, and you try to add an extra UI language, you will see the following:

 

c:\Windows\system32\systemsettingsadminflows.exe
Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

This can be fixed with changing the following:

Start –> Run

“secpol.msc” – ENTER

After this, log out, and in again, and give it another try ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Links: https://docs.microsoft.com/da-dk/windows/security/threat-protection/security-policy-settings/user-account-control-admin-approval-mode-for-the-built-in-administrator-account

24 Comments

  1. HAIDER SHAHZAD

    thanks for the solution, it work like a charm.

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      Thanks for your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
    2. ANTONIO SANTOS

      Thank you.
      Work for me ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
      1. Martin (Post author)

        Glad to hear ๐Ÿ™‚

        Regards Martin

        Reply
  2. Steve

    Thanks very much Martin.
    This worked perfectly for me (with Windows Server Standard 2019)

    Cheers

    Reply
  3. Steven Quina

    Thanks, worked for me!

    Reply
  4. ร˜yvind Hvidsten

    Works perfectly on Server 2019 as well

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  5. Sjunkie

    if I enable this, I cannot access my administrative tools anymore.. and it keeps resetting the permissions on them after a reboot

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      Have you enabled or disabled UAC? It should be enabled.

      Reply
  6. Klaus

    Thanks it works ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      Glad to hear ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  7. Mattias

    Thank you.

    Reply
  8. Sevy

    Thx m8. You’re a life saver.

    Sevy

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply
  9. Marek

    Thanks very much Martin.
    This worked perfectly for me (with Windows Server Standard 2019 after upgrade from 2012)

    Cheers

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      Glad to hear – thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  10. Matz Hรถรถg

    Work like a charm! Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  11. sami

    …and enable UAC ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    1. Martin (Post author)

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  12. Eric F

    I was trying to install OpenSSH and getting this error but this did the trick! Thank you!!

    Reply
  13. Flou

    Thanks for the tips, it wored like a charm for me

    Reply
  14. Christian Weiten

    Thank you so much!

    Reply

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