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Windows 7: How do I limit access to the Local Group Policy Editor?

09 Nov 2011   #1
runandnottire

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How do I limit access to the Local Group Policy Editor?

I have set some access limits on some programs, but the user that has the limits can run the Local Group Policy Editor and change the settings. How do I prevent access by other users to the Local Group Policy Editor?

Thanks for the help.


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09 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Runandnottire, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only way to do so would be to change their account type from administrator to standard user.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Nov 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

lol if they are administrator users trying to block them from anything is pointless...
They must be standard users. If not you might as well just give them the computer.
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10 Nov 2011   #4
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Runandnottire, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only way to do so would be to change their account type from administrator to standard user.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Only other way would be to use GP to set UAC at highest level asking for credentials with a password unknown to the other users.

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