Impossible to change UAC settings in Local Group Policy Editor


I use Vista Enterprise and had turned off UAC, because it was blocking everything (like its supposed to). Now UAC turned on. If I turn it off again, when I reboot, it comes back. I don't know what changes it back on. Is there a way to understand what is back on?

Other information that might be useful: I'm an administrator (AFAIK), but some of the security settings are grey. For example, all user account control settings are listed but I can't change them.

Thank you very much for the help.

~ J


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