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Disable Control Panel

User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Start Menu & Taskbar


Disables all Control Panel programs.

This policy prevents Control.exe, the program file for Control Panel, from starting. As a result, users cannot start Control Panel or run any Control Panel items.

This policy also removes Control Panel from the Start menu. (To open Control Panel, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.) This policy also removes the Control Panel folder from Windows Explorer.

If users try to select a Control Panel item from the Properties item on a context menu, a message appears explaining that a policy prevents the action.

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This policy does not affect folders in Control Panel, such as Network and Dial-up Connections and Scheduled Tasks. To disable folders, use the "Disable programs on Settings menu" policy.

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