Permit use of Control Panel Settings (Computers)

This policy setting allows you to permit or prohibit use of the Control Panel Settings item and all preference extensions listed in the Group Policy Management Editor window of the GPMC under Computer Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings. When the Control Panel Settings item or a preference extension is prohibited, it does not appear in the Group Policy Management Editor window.

If you enable this policy setting, you permit use of the Control Panel Settings item and all preference extensions under Control Panel Settings for Computer Configuration. Enabling this policy setting overrides the "Restrict users to the explicitly permitted list of snap-ins" policy setting for the Control Panel Settings item, but not for its children. Enabling this policy setting does not override any "Permit use of preference extension" policy settings that are disabled.

If you disable this policy setting, you prohibit use of preference extensions under Control Panel Settings for Computer Configuration. Disabling this policy setting overrides any "Permit use of preference extension" policy settings.

If you do not configure this policy setting, you permit use of preference extensions under Control Panel Settings for Computer Configuration unless restricted by the "Restrict users to the explicitly permitted list of snap-ins" policy setting or any "Permit use of preference extension" policy settings.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional with SP2
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\MMC\{17C6249E-BA57-4F69-AE93-4FB3D25CD9D7}
Value NameRestrict_Run
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

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Administrative Templates (Computers)

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