I work for a 65 man call center as a basic IT guy (just started school for network administration and security), and need to make every computer 1) unable to change background, 2) unable to change their password, 3) unable to install or uninstall programs or applications, and 4) unable to run CMD.
Quick and easy answer was GPEDIT.MSC. But the computers here are on either windows 8, windows 8.1 or windows 10. And all of them are HOME edition. Ive tried many tutorials saying "How to add Gpedit on HOME edition of windows" and they all do not work. The settings do not populate in the gpedit window that opens, if i can even get that far with the tutorial i was following at that time.
I know many of these settings are accessible through regedit. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms815238.aspx gives a list of all the corresponding entries. But in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System the POLICIES registry does not contain anything in it.
show what my screen shows.
Is there any work arround? do any of you have a script i can run to change them? is there just a 3rd party gpedit.msc that you trust to mange those 4 settings (and more as employees find other things to do to screw up their computers).
Thanks in advance!