Admin Tools and Control panel removal

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Bob Cudmore, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Bob Cudmore

    Bob Cudmore Guest

    Can anybody tell me how I can remove the Admin Tools and Control panel from
    STANDARD user menus on Vista Ultimate? I still want Administrators to have
    access to these and other 'system' programmes, but cannot permit Standard
    users and Guest accounts to have these facilities available.

    I have looked at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu but with various
    other 'start menu' and 'desktop' files in a variety of locations on the C:
    Drive, its difficult to identify which is the 'base (generic menu) and which
    is user specific.

    On XP it was a breeze in C:\Documents and Settings\All Uers\Desktop was the
    generic (base) file while C:\Douments and Settings\All Users\USERNAME\Desktop
    was the unique USER desktop.

    Any help gratefully appreciated.
    Bob Cudmore, Feb 27, 2007
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  2. Bob Cudmore

    GBorn Guest

    First of all, it doesn't harm, if those entries are available in standard
    users startmenu - because thouse user accounts can't use administrator tools
    without a admin password.

    One chance you have: Right click Start button, select Properties in context
    menu and switch off the "Control Panel" option. Hope the command names are
    right (doesn't have an English Vista). All Settings should be user

    And also, you should be able to use Group policies to configure Start menu

    Hope this helps

    G. Born (DE)
    GBorn, Feb 27, 2007
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  3. Bob Cudmore

    Bob Cudmore Guest

    Excellent thank you so much and yes, you got the English correct too.

    Once again, thanks for your help.
    Bob Cudmore, Feb 28, 2007
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