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Windows 7: Disable Action Center via registy key?

08 Feb 2010   #1
mrquickly

Windows 7
 
 
Disable Action Center via registy key?

Hello everybody,

is it possible to disable the Action Center via registry key or change the settings?

I don't want so see the icon in the taskbar anymore but I will applie this to the default user.

Regards,

Thomas


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08 Feb 2010   #2
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Put in the hidden icons Disable Action Center via registy key?-capture.jpg
You can change the settings for it, with clicking open action centar>change action centar settings


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08 Feb 2010   #3
mrquickly

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Grimmjow,

but I'd like to have a registry key for that.

I need that for our automatic windows 7 installation.

I thin a better way than to hide would be disabling, if this is possible.
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08 Feb 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I am not positive but I think the old "Security Center" is the "Action Center" in Windows 7. To disable the "Security Center" you need to modify the service start up;

Key = HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Start
Value = 00000003
Key Type = REG_DWORD

3 changes it to "Manual"

I hope that helps.
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08 Feb 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You could set "Security Center" to manual or disabled in services.msc. That way you could more easily reverse this, if you changed your mind in the future.

EDIT: Doing this will also disable Windows Updates, so you would have to manually check yourself periodically. I've become accustomed to the automatic service, because I have it set to only download and notify me of updates, without installing them until I decide.
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08 Feb 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I posted a Reg key because MrQuickly requested specifically to do it from the registry.
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09 Feb 2010   #7
mrquickly

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks guys, but I don't know this will deactivate Windows update too.

We have a WSUS server in our company which deploys the updates but if i understand correctly, these updates won't be installed anymore, right?
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09 Feb 2010   #8
mrquickly

Windows 7
 
 

I've found a policy value "User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar -> Remove the Action Center icon"

See here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

Does anybody know the regestry key for that?

We only have a 2003 Domain currently and I could not set that via those policies in our AD, because 2003 don't knows this value.
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09 Feb 2010   #9
mrquickly

Windows 7
 
 

Unbelivable If found the key.

This one disables the icon:

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
 "HideSCAHealth"=dword:00000001
This one enables the icon:

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
  "HideSCAHealth"=dword:00000001
Thanks all for your support
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10 Feb 2010   #10
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I am not positive but I think the old "Security Center" is the "Action Center" in Windows 7. To disable the "Security Center" you need to modify the service start up;

Key = HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Start
Value = 00000003
Key Type = REG_DWORD

3 changes it to "Manual"

I hope that helps.
FYI: In Windows XP this does not disable updates. I have had this setting set to Manual for 4 years now with no issues and all updates.
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