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Access issues

Published: December 16, 2009

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

FCSLocalPolicy.exe returns "Access Denied"

When attempting to run FCSLocalPolicy.exe on Windows Vista, you might receive an "Access Denied" message.


FCSLocalPolicy.exe is used to merge Client Security registry–based policies into the local registry. The file is run from an elevated context, with administrator rights.


To run FCSLocalPolicy.exe from an elevated command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

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