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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