how to restrict control panel applets

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There are several restrictions you can make to the Control Panel, for example we take display control panel, here is how to restrict display control panel.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
  • Create a new key under policies called System
  • Now add new DWORD value in system and name it as NoDispCPL
  • Now change the value data to 1
  • Exit registry editor and restart pc
Here is some additional control panel applets you can restrict
  • NoDispBackgroundPage - Hide Background Page
  • NoDispScrSavPage - Hide Screen Saver Page
  • NoDispAppearancePage - Hide Appearance Page
  • NoDispSettingsPage - Hide Settings Page
  • NoSecCPL - Disable Password Control Panel
  • NoPwdPage - Hide Password Change Page
  • NoVirtMemPage - Hide Virtual Memory Button
  • NoFileSysPage - Hide File System Button
  • NoConfigPage - Hide Hardware Profiles Page
  • NoDevMgrPage - Hide Device Manager Page
  • NoProfilePage - Hide User Profiles Page
  • NoAdminPage - Hide Remote Administration Page
Note - to create restrictions, add new DWORD values (in system key) name the DWORD values properly (ex-NoConfigPage , NoAdminPage , ....) and change the value data to 1. you can always disable restrictions by changing value data to 0 or deleting the key

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