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#1 shift_del

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:52 PM

So what I am looking to do is just what the title suggests. I would like to restrict access to control panel. I would like to be able to completely remove access for certain users but not for anyone with an Admin account. Basically I would like to be able to do exactly what is done when you block access through gpedit.msc  but only for specific users. The problem I am having is when I go in and do it through gpedit.msc it blocks it for everyone on the computer. How can I do this so it is done just for certain users? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:16 PM

Hope this helps. Edit the registry key shown for each user. It's for Windows 7 but I don't know why it would not work for 10. 

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16189/configure-what-items-are-available-in-control-panel-or-completely-disable-it-in-windows-7/



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:21 PM

Is there a way to do it in the group policy editor? I am not real familiar with gpedit.msc but would it work if I were to create a group and then add the users I want to have restricted access to that group? Does that make sense?

I just feel like there should be an option in gpedit.msc to make those changes for specific users. Can anyone tell me why there is not? 



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:30 PM

I am not that familiar with Group Policy but the link I posted includes a link to applying Gpedit policies for certain users. From my understanding you would add a snapin for each user. Other than that hopefully somebody else on the forum can give some other ideas.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/248206/how-to-apply-local-group-policy-tweaks-to-specific-users/



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:33 PM

I didnt even see that link. I will take a closer look. I think that might explain what it is I am looking for. I will let you know. Either way thank you for the info!



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:42 PM

Yes, Im pretty certain that was the info I need. I really appreciate it. I will be doing it tomorrow so if it works I will let you know. Again, thank you very much



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:05 PM

Your Welcome, looking forward for the update.



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 03:10 PM

Yes that is the process I used to modify group policy for users only. Works great.






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