Vexcode text group policy error

Last week we tried to use VEXcode text and got the following error when we tried to build the code:

“This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator.”

Yesterday we tried to use VEXcode text and everything went great; we could build and install the program on the V5 brain and everything worked. Today, we are getting the same error as last week. Anyone have any ideas? We are using a school computer so maybe it is blocked but why only sometimes? Thanks.

For some reason, at our school VexCode was blocked on the main wifi but not the guest wifi. That may be your issue or maybe it’s vice versa.

The problem we are facing on our domain is that our students are prevented from running batch files via group policy. When you build code, a batch file is created and run from:
-systemdisk-\Users\-username-\Appdata\Local\Temp\make_xxxx.bat. It then deletes itself regardless of the output.


the batch files are created as a byproduct of the build system we use (gnu make). We don’t create them directly in VEXcode, “make” recompiles any files you have changed and creates the program file that is downloaded to the V5 brain. “make” is creating the batch files when it needs to do things such as creating new folders to write output files.