Hi Pankaj, What Igor meant was you could set permissions on the folder, Administrative Tools, as that is what it is. If you go to Comp Config -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> File System, you can set “deny” folder permissions on the Admin Tools folder. Regards. Shane M. Williford Systems Administrator MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+ Mazuma Credit Union 9300 Troost Kansas City, MO 64131 shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx> 816-361-4194 x6012 From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pankaj Bhakta Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 12:30 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Hide only Administrative tools on Control Panel Hi Igor, Many thanks for your reply but excuse me for not being able to understand what you meant by 'deny access to your users on the file system level '. All I could think is a GPO with a Software restriction policy with a path rule as follows: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools - Disallowed Kindly let me know if that is what you meant or something else. Our domain is Win 2003 and Win XP SP2. Thanks, Pankaj ----- Original Message ---- From: Igor Sundic <igor.sundic@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, 24 September, 2008 8:45:26 PM Subject: [gptalk] Re: Hide only Administrative tools on Control Panel Hi Pankaj, This one is just a folder in All Users\Start Menu\Programs so you may deny access to your users on the file system level. On 24/09/2008, Pankaj Bhakta <bhakta@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bhakta@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote: Hi, I am having a GPO called Additional desktopLockdown that does few things as below: * Disable add/remove Printer * Disable mapping of network drive * Disable regedit from running * Turn autoplay off * Remove Add or Remove Program from control panel Now I intend to hide the Administrative tools on the Control Panel. Found that to hide an applet, it can be done from the User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Control Panel - Hide specific Control Panel applet. We also have to type the filename.cpl of the specific control panel applet that we wish to hide. I could find the file names of all the applets from MS KB but unfortunately I could not find any file name for the Administrative Tools. Is there a different approach for this one. Kindly advise. Cheers, Pankaj ________________________________ Notice: The information transmitted in this e-mail may contain confidential and/ or legally privileged information intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. Review, use, disclosure, distribution, or forwarding of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited by law and may subject them to criminal or civil liabilities. Statements and opinion expressed in this e-mail may not represent those of Mazuma Credit Union. All e-mail communications through Mazuma's corporate email system are subject to archiving and review by someone other than the recipient. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete/destroy any and all copies of the original message from any computer or network system.