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how do i lock down control panel for ordinary users but not administrator

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hi,

I have been trying to lock down a users control panel via the Win XP registry remotly. However when i set the 'NoControlPanel' option to '1' in:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]

the control panel is still disabled when i log onto the particular machine as administrator.

How would i disable the control panel for any user who may log on, but keep it enabled for any administrator who needs to log on?

Also when the control panel is disabled its does not appear on the desktop at all, is it possible to display the control panel and just have the icons grayed out?

thanks in advance

barry

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Try setting it through a group policy.
Start==>Run==>gpedit.msc

Expand
  + User Configuration
    + Administrative Templates
      + Control Panel

You can then specify to "Prohibit Access to Control Panel" or tweak some other Control Panel options.

Then instructions to prevent this applying to Admins or selected users.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315675&Product=win2000
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cheers diggisaur you've got the points!
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:)
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