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Lock the Windows date format

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Hi all,

25 workstations in the office.
Need to lock the date format in Windows (2K Pro & XP Pro) so that users cannot change it.
Need to leave these users as local administrators for other software and functions to perform without hassles.

Any suggestions

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It is not obvious, but the commands that appear in Windows Control Panel are handled by the special system files of the type "Control Panel extension" (their names have the extension .CPL). For example, the DESK.CPL file is responsible for the Display command of Control Panel, TIMEDATE.CPL - for the Date and Time command, and so on. (Some of the .CPL files are responsible for more than one command of Control Panel).

You simply need to restrict access to the appropriate .CPL file  that would make Windows unable to use that file, and it would effectively prevent access to the appropriate command of Control Panel.

Here is the list of the common .CPL files and the Control Panel commands each of the files is responsible for:

.CPL file Control Panel command(s)
ACCESS.CPL Accessibility Options
APPWIZ.CPL Add/Remove Programs
DESK.CPL Display
HDWWIZ.CPL Add/Remove Hardware
INETCPL.CPL Internet settings, user accounts on Windows 95,98,Me
INFRARED.CPL Infrared
INTL.CPL Regional settings
JOY.CPL Game Controllers
MAIN.CPL Fonts, Keyboard, Mouse, PC Card (PCMCIA), Printers
MMSYS.CPL Sounds
MODEM.CPL Modems
NCPA.CLP Network connections
NETCPL.CPL Network settings
NUSRMGR.CPL User manager on Windows XP
ODBCCP32.CPL ODBC Data Source Administrator
PASSWORD.CPL Passwords
POWERCFG.CPL Power Management
SYSDM.CPL System
TELEPHON.CPL Telephony
THEMES.CPL Desktop Themes
TIMEDATE.CPL Date/Time

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