Users reported an error while trying to install new programs, update drivers, reinstall OS, etc. The error is:
A referral was returned from the server.
This error would prevent installation and simply rebooting the system would not help.
Although the exact cause is unknown, the reason could be a Windows update. This was speculated as many users said the problem was fixed when the last update was rolled back.
We could try the following steps in sequence to solve the problem:
Solution 1] Always run as administrator
one. The right mouse button in the application where you get this error and click property.
2. Now click Compatibility language.
3. Now click Change the settings for all users.
4. Now select run this program as an administrator.
Solution 2] Change the UAC settings
You can change the UAC settings to clear the error.
1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. Gender Control Panel and press Enter to open the file Control panel window.
2] Go to User Accounts.
Click User Accounts again.
3] Choose Change the control parameters of your user account options. You will find a bar with 4 options to facilitate notifications.
4] Push the bar as low as possible, possibly the penultimate option. In this case, it won't notify you when you make changes to your Windows settings.
5] Click ok Y Curriculum vitae the system.
Solution 3] Using the registry editor
1. Press key Windows + r type together from the keyboard and type regedit in it and click OK to open the registry editor.
2. Now go to the next path given below.
3. On the right side, double-click ValidateAdminCodeSignatures and set the value data to 0.
4. Now, double click ValidateAdminCodeSignatures and set the value data to 0.
Solution 4] Using the local group policy editor
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor
2. Now go to
- Computer configuration
- Windows settings
- Security settings
- Local policies
- Security options
- User Account Control
3 inches Only elevate signed and validated executables , To select Disabled radio button
Solution 5] Roll back a Windows update
1] Click Start button and then the gear symbol to open the file settings page.
2] Go to updates and security.
3] Click View update history and then in Uninstall updates.
4] The window will display the list of recently installed Windows updates. Right click and delete the latest update.
Solution 6] Log in with the hidden administrator account
After logging into the system as an administrator, do the following:
1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. Write the command cmd and press Enter to open the Command Prompt window.
2] Enter the following command to access the hidden administrator account:
net user administrator / active: yes
3] Install the program if possible.
4] Enter the following command to log out of the hidden administrator account:
net user administrator / active: no
These steps should help you solve the problem.