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XP Group Policy Objects List - does one exist?

Posted on 2007-03-30
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I find Group Poicy quite useful at work to lock down certain 'features' and enforce rules. However, if I forget where that particular object is that I 'turned off' because I now need to turn it back on - than I'm screwed!

I can't believe, as extensive as GPO is that there is no 'list' of where certain features are!!

As well, I will give additional points if someone can tell me specifically where the GPO is to turn off Solitaire (and/or all games) in XP Pro!

Thanks!!!!!!
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There is this list for Server 2003 which includes the WinXP ones:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7821c32f-da15-438d-8e48-45915cd2bc14

I don't know of a specific policy setting to disable games.  However, you could include something like this in a Startup script:

if exist "%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Games" rd /S /Q "%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Games"
echo [Components] > c:\nogames.txt
echo FreeCell = off >> c:\nogames.txt
echo Hearts = off >> c:\nogames.txt
echo Minesweeper = off >> c:\nogames.txt
echo Pinball = off >> c:\nogames.txt
echo Solitaire = off >> c:\nogames.txt
echo Spider = off >> c:\nogames.txt
echo ZoneGames = off >> c:\nogames.txt
sysocmgr /i:%systemroot%\inf\sysoc.inf /u:c:\nogames.txt
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DisallowRun
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/93501.mspx?mfr=true

You could eaily use this GP object for the games, just need to get the executable names for them. When someone tries to launch them, they will be denied....
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I am looking specifically for a Group Policy that will enable me to turn off Solitaire and other games users are not allowed to access during work hours on work machines.
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How To Use Software Restriction Policies in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324036

This is in GP, and I beleive that for blocking software via GP, this is all there is....

Or, the disallowed run key in the registry, which is controlled by

User Config>Admin Templates>System>"Dont run Specified Windows Apps"
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by:mythology8
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I am increasing the points - this seems to be more difficult an answer than I thought.
johnb6767... can you please assist me. I'm not able to do as you suggest with from that microsoft hyperlink - it brings me to a site with instructions that seem to vague?
Thanks
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"Or, the disallowed run key in the registry, which is controlled by

User Config>Admin Templates>System>"Dont run Specified Windows Apps""

Try this one first....Navigate to the key, and input your games by .exe name, and see if that helps....
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I'm still looking for a book on this, but the extensive workbook you linked for me was great. Thank you.
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