Show only specified Control Panel items


Computer Repair Sacramento CA blog how to: Restrict Control Panel Group Policy to Show only specified Control Panel items:

Want to limit or restrict Windows Control Panel access to specific users, groups, or computers? The ideal solution is to use Group Policy setting: Show only specified Control Panel items:

Create or edit a domain Group Policy Object – or – edit local Group Policy using gpedit.msc

Local Computer Policy – User Configuration – Administrator Templates – Control Panel: Show only specified Control Panel items

Restrict the Control Panel using Group Policy, by Computer Repair Sacramento CA

Click Enabled, click Show… button. In the Show Contents window, enter the Control Panel item Values that you wish to allow.

On Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, my experience has confirmed that using the same names that you see listed when you open the Control Panel works successfully:

Show only specified Control Panel items

Here are the results:

Restrict the Control Panel using Group Policy, by Computer Repair Sacramento CA

Of course, other gpedits may affect the actual access to the items in the Control Panel too, for example, setting Enable screen saver to Disabled or enabling Prohibit Access to the Control Panel.

That did the trick. Thanks for reading!

PS: Click here for more info on how to change Windows 10 Group Policy Settings.

If you need help with controlling which Control Panel items are shown or something similar, please contact Computer Repair Sacramento CA! – Jonathan

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