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By Adriano.herberth ·
I have 3 computers with the following OS: Windows98, windows2000pro and windowsNT. I want to disable the possibility for the users to change the configuration in control panel even for programs installation.

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by DC1 In reply to Disabling Installations

For Windows 2000 use Group Policy, either the local one for the PC or the domains group policy. For NT use Policy editor, again either the local one or via the domain. I belive for Win98 you can use the policy editor for NT just name the config config.pol instead of NTconfig.pol

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by W2K mcse In reply to Disabling Installations

For Windows 98 use tweakui.cpl available on the Windows 98 cd under tools (I think). For Windows 2000 go into security policy in Control panel-->administrative tools. Not sure on NT.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Disabling Installations

Well, how about using a Registry tweak to hide the Control Panel? That way, the users couldn't open it to change anything, but YOU could still get to the Control Panel by running the individual applet files.

To hide the Control Panel, open REGEDT32 and go to:
Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Add: NoSetFolders
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Make value =: 1

Now, this tweak will remove Control Panel, My Computer and Printers. They will just not be there!

Hope this helps.

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