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Services MMC Snap-in - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable the Services MMC Snap-in
Published by Brink
29 Sep 2010
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How to Enable or Disable the Services MMC Snap-in

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This will show you how to enable or disable all users on the computer from being able to open and view the Services MMC snap-in window in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

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If you wanted to disable the Services MMC, then you should also disable the Computer Management MMC to prevent Services from being opened from within Computer Management.

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OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable Services MMC using a REG File
1. To Enable Services MMC Snap-in
NOTE: This is the default setting of Not Configured.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Services_MMC.reg
download
B) Go to step 4.
2. To Explicitly Enable Services MMC Snap-in
NOTE: This is for if you have enabled the Restrict users to the explicitly permitted list of snap-ins option to only allow the MMC snap-ins with this setting set to open.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Explicitly_Enable_Services_MMC.reg
download
B) Go to step 4.
3. To Disable Services MMC Snap-in
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Services_MMC.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

6. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

7. If open, close and reopen Services to see the change.

8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable Services MMC in Group Policy
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Microsoft Mangement Console, and Restricted/Permitted snap-ins. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Services and click on Edit. (See screenshot above)

4. To Enable Services MMC Snap-in
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured. (see screenshot below step 7)
NOTE: This is the default setting.

B) Go to step 7.
5. To Explicitly Enable Services MMC Snap-in
A) Select (dot) either Enabled. (see screenshot below step 7)
NOTE: This is for if you have enabled the Restrict users to the explicitly permitted list of snap-ins option to only allow the MMC snap-ins with this setting set to open.

B) Go to step 7.
6. To Disable Services MMC Snap-in
A) Select (dot) Disabled. (see screenshot below step 7)
7. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

9. If open, close and reopen Services to see the change.
That's it,
Shawn





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