Hide programs/items from control panel via Group Policy?
Posted on 2009-02-10
Have a quick question, have just more or less sorted our domain group policy...I have 2 seperate group policies one for User and one for Computers...all defined by groups/uers in security groups..
I made 2 changes in the Computer group which was to disable the Windows Firewall Service...and also Disabled it via Network connections (both for domain/standard)
Found that it works fine and in the control panel it is disabled..however the Startup Type is still available to me so for the Firewall Service I can select it back to Automatic and start the service again...
Ideally would like to stop that too...also if I went to control Panel/Firewall and double click on it..it says that the Firewall Service cannot be started..but asked if me if I want to start the service again!
This is not ideal...is there a way I can either hide the icon or stop users from attempting to start the service?