Hide the "Add programs from Microsoft" option

Removes the "Add programs from Microsoft" section from the Add New Programs page. This setting prevents users from using Add or Remove Programs to connect to Windows Update.If you disable this setting or do not configure it "Add programs from Microsoft" is available to all users.This setting does not prevent users from using other tools and methods to connect to Windows Update.Note: If the "Hide Add New Programs page" setting is enabled this setting is ignored.

Policy path: 

Control Panel\Add or Remove Programs



Supported on: 

Windows Server 2003 Windows XP and Windows 2000 only

Registry settings: 




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