Security Policies - Control Panel

Desktop Central supports configuring the following security policies in Control Panel category:

Security Policy Description

Hide Accessibility Options Applet

Prevents access to the accessibility applet in control panel

Hide Add/Remove Hardware Applet

Prevents access to the Add/Remove Hardware Applet in control panel

Hide Add/Remove Programs Applet

Removes Add/Remove Programs Applet in control panel

Hide Client Services for Network Applet

Netware supporting client service applet will be removed from control panel

Hide Data Sources (ODBC) Applet

Removes open data base connection applet from control panel

Hide Date/Time Applet

Removes date/time applet in control panel

Hide Desktop Themes Applet

Removes desktop themes applet

Hide Display Applet

Removes display applet from control panel

Hide Games Controller Applet

Removes Games Controller Applet from control panel

Hide Internet Options Applet

Hide internet option applet

Hide Keyboard and Mouse Applet

Removes keyboard and mouse applet

Hide Network Connections Applet #1

Removes LAN connection 1

Hide Network Connections Applet #2

Removes LAN connection 2

Hide Mail Applet

Removes mail configuring applet from control panel

Hide Phone and Modem Options Applet (2000+)

Removes phone and modem options applet

Hide Power Options Applet

Removes power option from control panel

Hide Regional Options Applet

Removes regional options applet

Hide Scanners and Cameras Applet

Removes scanners and cameras applet

Hide Sounds and Multimedia Applet

Removes sounds and multimedia applet

Hide System Applet

Removes system applet

Hide Users and Passwords Applet

Removes users and passwords applet from control panel

Disable control panel

Disables all Control Panel programs. This setting prevents Control.exe, the program file for Control Panel, from starting. As a result, users cannot start Control Panel or run any Control Panel items.

Remove add/remove programs

Prevents users from using Add or Remove Programs.
This setting removes Add or Remove Programs from Control Panel and removes the Add or Remove Programs item from menus.

Hide change or remove programs page

Removes the Change or Remove Programs button from the Add or Remove Programs bar. As a result, users cannot view or change the attached page.

Hide add new programs page

Removes the Add New Programs button from the Add or Remove Programs bar. As a result, users cannot view or change the attached page.

Hide add/remove Windows components page

Removes the Add/Remove Windows Components button from the Add or Remove Programs bar. As a result, users cannot view or change the associated page.

Remove support information

Removes links to the Support Info dialog box from programs on the Change or Remove Programs page.

Hide appearance and themes page

Removes the Appearance and Themes tabs from Display in Control Panel.

Hide screen saver tab

Removes the Screen Saver tab from Display in Control Panel.

Hide settings tab

Removes the Settings tab from Display in Control Panel.

Password protect the screen saver

Determines whether screen savers used on the computer are password protected.

Prevent changing wall paper

Prevents users from adding or changing the background design of the desktop.

Remove display in control panel

Disables Display in Control Panel.

Browse the network to find the printers

If you enable this setting or do not configure it, when users click "Add a network printer" but do not type the name of a particular printer, the Add Printer Wizard displays a list of all shared printers on the network and invites users to choose a printer from among them.

Prevent addition of printers

Prevents users from using familiar methods to add local and network printers.

Prevent deletion of printers

Prevents users from deleting local and network printers.
If a user tries to delete a printer, such as by using the Delete option in Printers in Control Panel, a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.

 

 

The policy descriptions are taken from Microsoft Help Documentation

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