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Disable Add/Remove Programs

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Add/Remove Programs

Description

Prevents users from using Add/Remove Programs.

This policy removes Add/Remove Programs from Control Panel and removes the Add/Remove Programs item from menus.

Add/Remove Programs lets users install, uninstall, repair, add, and remove features and components of Windows 2000 and a wide variety of Windows programs. Programs published or assigned to the user appear in Add/Remove Programs.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, Add/Remove Programs is available to all users.

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When enabled, this policy takes precedence over the other policies in this folder.

This policy does not prevent users from using other tools and methods to install or uninstall programs.

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