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Windows 7: Help Group Policy Windows 7 Pro & Home

24 Oct 2014   #1
Mattchewone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help Group Policy Windows 7 Pro & Home

Hi All,

I am after a bit of advice. I am editing a group policy on a windows 7 pro edition, and I am exporting it using the GPOPack tool and then I am importing the user registry.pol onto a windows home edition, using localpol.exe and it says that it is running successfully, but none of the policies are actually being applied.

We downloaded a gpedit.msc tool for the home edition and the values are showing as set, but they are not being applied.

The policy I am trying to alter, is the Control Panel policy to prevent users from accessing the Control Panel.

Any ideas?


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24 Oct 2014   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Group Policy

Some Group Policy settings don't stick in Windows 7 HP even if you apply them.

Have a look here:

Deny Access to the Display Settings at Registry Guide for Windows

Backup Registry first.
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27 Oct 2014   #3
Mattchewone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Some Group Policy settings don't stick in Windows 7 HP even if you apply them.

Have a look here:

Deny Access to the Display Settings at Registry Guide for Windows

Backup Registry first.
Hi, Thanks for your reply. Is there any list or way to find out which Group Policies don't stick on Win 7 HP.

I have tried that registry change you suggested but it had no affect.
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27 Oct 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Disable Contol Panel

Confirmed - it doesn't work. Tried it myself.

Another suggestion:

How To Disable Control Panel in Windows 7

Requires a reboot. I'll test and let you know.

Edit:

That doesn't work. What works for me is to apply the same settings but on a per user basis under

HKEY_USERS\USER Security Identifier\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

How to find a user's security identifier:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/regist...identifier.htm
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27 Oct 2014   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Control Panel Disable

It's just pure speculation at this at if point but it's possible that if you've enabled God Mode then the settings don't stick.
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27 Oct 2014   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Finally a solution that works

Okay so this one actually works for me.

First undo any changes that you've made.

Then try:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Click on the key ‘explorer’, then in the right pane just right-click on the area and choose New DWORD Value and name it NoControlPanel

When the DWORD has been added, double-click on it and a little window will appear, now change the value data from zero(0) to one(1) and then click ‘Ok’, you can close the Regedit window.

In order for the setting to take effect you either need to restart explorer from Task Manager or reboot.
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