As we know, System Restore is a handy tool that comes to our help when we are having trouble with the system. When we run the System Restore tool, it will send the system back to the point where the system works perfectly without any errors. But some Windows users reported that they couldn’t use this built-in tool; while they try to run System Restore, they get an error message states, “System Restore is disabled by your system administrator.”

This is not a complicated issue, and you can resolve it quickly. If you are worried about how to do this? Then read this article till the end, you will get some solutions to get rid of the same error. After that, you can quickly go back to the previous state of your system. Let’s check out the solutions in detail.

Fix 1: Run the System Restore Services:

Suppose the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service and the Volume Shadow Copy Services are not running in your system. In that case, you will get the “System Restore is disabled by your system administrator” error on your system. To overcome this situation, you need to enable these services from the Services menu. To enable these services in the Services menu, follow the steps given below,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to launch the Run dialog box. Then in the text box, type services.msc and click on OK. In the newly opened Services window, locate and double click over Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service.
  • Then in the next window, set the Startup type as Automatic and Service status as Start.
  • Now click on Apply button and OK to save the changes you have made.
  • Repeat the same above procedure for Volume Shadow Copy Services also. 
  • Finally, restart the system and again run the System Restore tool to check the issue is resolved or not.

Fix 2: Configure the System Restore Settings:

Some suffered users reported that they eventually avoided the “System Restore is disabled by your system administrator” error by configuring the System Restore settings. You can also try the same here. Using the below-given steps, you can configure the System Restore settings,

  • Firstly, in the desktop search bar type, create a restore point and open the relevant search result.System Properties
  • Then in the System Protection tab, click on the Configure button.
  • In the newly opened window, click on the Turn on system protection option and click on Apply button, and then OK. 
  • Finally, Restart the System and check the said issue resolved for you.

Fix 3: Use Registry Editor Tool:

The Windows built-in Registry Editor will help you to get rid of the “System Restore is disabled by your system administrator” error on your system. To use Windows Registry Editor, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to open the Run Dialog box, then type regedit and click on OK.
  • Then in the Registry Editor window, follow this path,

If you find the SystemRestore key here, then the procedure ends here; if not, then follow the below-given steps to create the key manually,

  • Firstly, right-click over the Windows NT- >New- >Key. Then rename the newly created key as SystemRestore

Now you need to click on the newly created SystemRestore key; if you find the DisableConfig and DisableSR values, then the procedure ends there, otherwise follow the below-given steps to create those missing values,

  • Firstly, select the SystemRestore key and right-click over it, then select New- >DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Then rename the Value as DisableConfig, then press Enter button.
  • Like the steps above, create the DisableSR value also. 
  • Now double-click on both the DisableConfig and DisableSR values one after another, and then in the newly opened window, change value data to 0 for both. 
  • Once you completed all these processes, restart the system and check for the same error. 

Fix 4: Run SFC and DISM Scan:

If any system files get corrupted or damaged, you will get the “System Restore is disabled by your system administrator” error. In this scenario, the best possible solution is running the SFC and DISM scan. To run these scans, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to the Run dialog box, then type cmd in the Run dialog textbox.
  • Now launch the Command Prompt window from the search result and make sure you run it with administrative access. 
  • Then in the Command Prompt window, copy+paste or type the following command and then press Enter.
sfc /scannow
  • Wait to complete the scanning process. Once completed, copy+paste or type the following command also and then press Enter.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • When both the commands are executed, restart the system and check you can successfully run the System Restore tool on your system.

 Fix 5: Run the Group Policy Editor:

If any of the above-given fixes did not help you to resolve the “System Restore is disabled by your system administrator” error. You need to configure few settings in Local Group Policy Editor. To configure settings in Local Group Policy Editor, follow these steps,

Note: This fix is only for Windows 10 Pro,  Education, and Enterprise edition users.

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to the Run dialog box, then type gpedit.msc in the Run dialog textbox.
  • Then move to Computer Configuration – > Administrative Templates – > System – > System Restore.
  • Now from the right-pane menu, double click on the Turn off System Restore setting.
  • And in the newly opened Turn off System Restore window, click the Radio button Disabled from the left-pane menu.
  • Finally, click on Apply- >OK.
  • Once done, the said error is resolved for you now.

So these are the solutions for the “System Restore is disabled by your system administrator” error. The System Restore is a valuable tool to help Windows users get rid of several errors. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the below comment box.