Prohibit access to Control Panel and PC settings

Disables all Control Panel programs and the PC settings app.This setting prevents Control.exe and SystemSettings.exe the program files for Control Panel and PC settings from starting. As a result users cannot start Control Panel or PC settings or run any of their items.This setting removes Control Panel from:The Start screenFile ExplorerThis setting removes PC settings from:The Start screenSettings charmAccount pictureSearch resultsIf users try to select a Control Panel item from the Properties item on a context menu a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.

Policy path: 

Control Panel



Supported on: 

At least Windows 2000

Registry settings: 




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