[gptalk] Re: Hide only Administrative tools on Control Panel

  • From: Shane Williford <shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 06:36:53 -0500

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.


Shane M. Williford
Systems Administrator
MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+
Mazuma Credit Union
9300 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64131
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.



----- 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>> 
I am having a GPO called Additional desktopLockdown that does few things as 

 *   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.


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