Restrict users to the explicitly permitted list of snap-ins

Lets you selectively permit or prohibit the use of Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins.

-- If you enable this setting, all snap-ins are prohibited, except those that you explicitly permit. Use this setting if you plan to prohibit use of most snap-ins.

To explicitly permit a snap-in, open the Restricted/Permitted snap-ins setting folder and enable the settings representing the snap-in you want to permit. If a snap-in setting in the folder is disabled or not configured, the snap-in is prohibited.

-- If you disable this setting or do not configure it, all snap-ins are permitted, except those that you explicitly prohibit. Use this setting if you plan to permit use of most snap-ins.

To explicitly prohibit a snap-in, open the Restricted/Permitted snap-ins setting folder and then disable the settings representing the snap-ins you want to prohibit. If a snap-in setting in the folder is enabled or not configured, the snap-in is permitted.

When a snap-in is prohibited, it does not appear in the Add/Remove Snap-in window in MMC. Also, when a user opens a console file that includes a prohibited snap-in, the console file opens, but the prohibited snap-in does not appear.

Note: If you enable this setting, and you do not enable any settings in the Restricted/Permitted snap-ins folder, users cannot use any MMC snap-ins.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\MMC
Value NameRestrictToPermittedSnapins
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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