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Local Computer Policy options missing after installing SP3 with .NET framework 2.0

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I am setting up a computer for use in a public area with little supervision, so I was using the Local Computer Policy to restrict users from making changes and accessing things they shouldn't, like changing the network options or accessing the C: drive.

One program that I needed to run needed the .NET framework 2.0 to run.  I could not get .NET framework 2.0 to install unless I installed XP SP2, then the .NET framework 2.0, then SP3.  I then updated everything else Microsoft recommended except for .NET framework 3.0

After doing that, the Local Computer Policy does not have any of the Windows Settings or Administrative Templates that I was using to restrict the users.  Administrative Templates now has only Windows Components, and that only contains settings for Search and Windows Media Player.  

I have tried removing the filter from the Administrative Templates, and typing regsvr32 gptext.dll at a command prompt.  No results.

How can I get my controls back?
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I read that question before posting this question.  I tried the suggestions there, and none of them made any difference.
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Reformatted and reinstalled.  Checked the local policy after every step to see when the options were removed.  It appeared to be when I installed additional options, including Media Player 11.  So now I just don't have that installed, and I have the policy options still.
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