Windows is a well known operating system and is frequently used by people all over the world. As
we all know that, for controlling all the functioning and activities of windows every window provides
a Control Panel. Control Panel is most significant area of any operating system. Control Panel is
the area from where all the program and applications are managed. So it is very much important for
us to restrict Control Panel access from some specific users. Restrict Control Panel access is always
the unauthorized installing and uninstalling of programs and software’s in your Microsoft windows.
The method to Restrict Control Panel access is very genuine. So it is very necessary to follow the
steps carefully.These steps not only restrict Control Panel access from users but also disappear all
Control Panel link from Start Menu and Windows Explorer of your windows.
Steps to Restrict Control Panel Access from Users –
Step 1 –
First go to “Start Menu” and then navigate to “Run”. After navigating to “Run” type “gpedit.msc”
in the space provided and then click OK.
Step 2 –
Immediately after clicking “OK” a new window opens up entitled “Local Group Policy Editor”.
Now select “Local Group Policy”.
Step 3 –
Now in “Local Group Policy” select “User Configuration” on the left hand side of the new
window. Now on the right hand side of the new window double click on “Administrative Templates”.
Step 4 –
After clicking on “Administrative Templates” now select “Control Panel” folder on the right hand
side of the window and double click to open it.
Step 5 –
After opening “Control Panel” folder just look for an option named “Prohibit access to Control
Panel” and double click to open it.
Step 6 –
After clicking on “Prohibit access to Control Panel” another new window opens up entitled
“Prohibit access to Control Panel” with three options on the top of the window respectively:
“Not Configured”,“Enabled” and “Disabled”. Note that “Not Configured” is already marked by default.
Now you just have to mark second option “Enabled” option provided and now click “Apply” and
finally click “Ok”.
Now you successfully completed your task and Restrict Control Panel access to specific users.
Whenever anyone tries to open the Control Panel via any other method then he will receive an
error message by the windows.
To access your window control panel again follow the same steps and mark the option “Not