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Old April 16th 13, 08:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
David
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Default Control Panel

I have a dozen Windows XP/Pro computers that I provide for school
agers (grades 1 through 5) use in a day care center I own. The kids
are amazingly intelligent when it comes to figuring out how to change
the XP settings I have decided on.

I am using TweakUI to eliminate most of the icons in the control
panel, but not all. TweakUI apparently can not get rid of them all.

Is there any way to prevent someone with only USER privileges from
accessing the Control Panel? Or alternatively, can I prevent someone
from seeing the icons in the Control Panel that TweakUI can not get
rid of?


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Old April 17th 13, 10:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Control Panel

Use the Group Policy Editor (under XP Start Menu's "Administrative Tools" )
to limit user-level access to many Windows components, including access to
the Control Panel itself...

If you can't find the Group Policy Editor on the Start Menu, type
"gpedit.msc" into the "Run" box.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...
In message ,
lid writes:
I have a dozen Windows XP/Pro computers that I provide for school
agers (grades 1 through 5) use in a day care center I own. The kids
are amazingly intelligent when it comes to figuring out how to change
the XP settings I have decided on.

I am using TweakUI to eliminate most of the icons in the control
panel, but not all. TweakUI apparently can not get rid of them all.

Is there any way to prevent someone with only USER privileges from
accessing the Control Panel? Or alternatively, can I prevent someone
from seeing the icons in the Control Panel that TweakUI can not get
rid of?


Would moving all .cpl files to somewhere only accessible to you work? Or
renaming them? (Both done with a batch file - maybe one of those "for xx
in yy" type lines?)

I've crossposted this to another newsgroup - the "customise" one is
pretty quiet!
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"He hasn't one redeeming vice." - Oscar Wilde


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Old April 22nd 13, 08:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
David
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Posts: 65
Default Control Panel

I tried this for one control panel icon (Display). Believe it or not,
the system recreated the .cpl file. The other problem is that there
are at least six control panel icons for which I could not find a .cpl
file. The .cpl files I found were in \windows\system32

I have a rather old newsgroup reader. Can you tell me which
newsgroups you cross posted to?

Thanks!


On Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:05:21 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
wrote:

In message ,
writes:
I have a dozen Windows XP/Pro computers that I provide for school
agers (grades 1 through 5) use in a day care center I own. The kids
are amazingly intelligent when it comes to figuring out how to change
the XP settings I have decided on.

I am using TweakUI to eliminate most of the icons in the control
panel, but not all. TweakUI apparently can not get rid of them all.

Is there any way to prevent someone with only USER privileges from
accessing the Control Panel? Or alternatively, can I prevent someone
from seeing the icons in the Control Panel that TweakUI can not get
rid of?


Would moving all .cpl files to somewhere only accessible to you work? Or
renaming them? (Both done with a batch file - maybe one of those "for xx
in yy" type lines?)

I've crossposted this to another newsgroup - the "customise" one is
pretty quiet!

  #5  
Old April 22nd 13, 10:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
David
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Default Control Panel

Tim:

I just checked and discovered to my dismay that gpedit.msc is not on
my computers in my day care center. I had thought (after being told
by the salesman) that the computers had XP PRO. It appears that they
do not. I suspect that what they really have is XP HOME.

I looked at my office pc which does have XP Pro. I found gpedit.msc &
gpedit.dll in windows\system32 and two gpedit help files in
windows\help. Is there any chance I could copy these 4 files to the
same directories on the XP Home computers and have things work as they
should? All the pcs, home & pro, have been updated with SP3.



On Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:56:37 +0100, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

Use the Group Policy Editor (under XP Start Menu's "Administrative Tools" )
to limit user-level access to many Windows components, including access to
the Control Panel itself...

If you can't find the Group Policy Editor on the Start Menu, type
"gpedit.msc" into the "Run" box.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...
In message ,
lid writes:
I have a dozen Windows XP/Pro computers that I provide for school
agers (grades 1 through 5) use in a day care center I own. The kids
are amazingly intelligent when it comes to figuring out how to change
the XP settings I have decided on.

I am using TweakUI to eliminate most of the icons in the control
panel, but not all. TweakUI apparently can not get rid of them all.

Is there any way to prevent someone with only USER privileges from
accessing the Control Panel? Or alternatively, can I prevent someone
from seeing the icons in the Control Panel that TweakUI can not get
rid of?


Would moving all .cpl files to somewhere only accessible to you work? Or
renaming them? (Both done with a batch file - maybe one of those "for xx
in yy" type lines?)

I've crossposted this to another newsgroup - the "customise" one is
pretty quiet!
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"He hasn't one redeeming vice." - Oscar Wilde

  #6  
Old April 23rd 13, 06:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Posts: 5,294
Default Control Panel

In message ,
lid writes:
I tried this for one control panel icon (Display). Believe it or not,
the system recreated the .cpl file. The other problem is that there
are at least six control panel icons for which I could not find a .cpl
file. The .cpl files I found were in \windows\system32

I have a rather old newsgroup reader. Can you tell me which
newsgroups you cross posted to?

Thanks!


On Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:05:21 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
wrote:

In message ,
writes:
I have a dozen Windows XP/Pro computers that I provide for school
agers (grades 1 through 5) use in a day care center I own. The kids
are amazingly intelligent when it comes to figuring out how to change
the XP settings I have decided on.

I am using TweakUI to eliminate most of the icons in the control
panel, but not all. TweakUI apparently can not get rid of them all.

Is there any way to prevent someone with only USER privileges from
accessing the Control Panel? Or alternatively, can I prevent someone
from seeing the icons in the Control Panel that TweakUI can not get
rid of?


Would moving all .cpl files to somewhere only accessible to you work? Or
renaming them? (Both done with a batch file - maybe one of those "for xx
in yy" type lines?)

I've crossposted this to another newsgroup - the "customise" one is
pretty quiet!


microsoft.public.windowsxp.general .
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"This situation absolutely requires a really futile and stoopid gesture be done
on somebody's part." "We're just the guys to do it." Eric "Otter" Stratton (Tim
Matheson) and John "Bluto" Blutarsky (John Belushi) - N. L's Animal House
(1978)
  #7  
Old April 23rd 13, 10:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Posts: 1,020
Default Control Panel

Unfortunately - not!

You can copy the file: gpedit.msc - that is not the problem - but when you
try to start it on a XP Home PC, it will say that you nee to import the
correct 'snap-in' for the console to function correctly - importing the
appropriate Group Policy snap-in, will NOT be possible under Windows XP
Home edition!...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




David wrote in message ...
Tim:

I just checked and discovered to my dismay that gpedit.msc is not on
my computers in my day care center. I had thought (after being told
by the salesman) that the computers had XP PRO. It appears that they
do not. I suspect that what they really have is XP HOME.

I looked at my office pc which does have XP Pro. I found gpedit.msc &
gpedit.dll in windows\system32 and two gpedit help files in
windows\help. Is there any chance I could copy these 4 files to the
same directories on the XP Home computers and have things work as they
should? All the pcs, home & pro, have been updated with SP3.



On Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:56:37 +0100, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

Use the Group Policy Editor (under XP Start Menu's "Administrative
Tools" )
to limit user-level access to many Windows components, including access
to
the Control Panel itself...

If you can't find the Group Policy Editor on the Start Menu, type
"gpedit.msc" into the "Run" box.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...
In message ,
lid writes:
I have a dozen Windows XP/Pro computers that I provide for school
agers (grades 1 through 5) use in a day care center I own. The kids
are amazingly intelligent when it comes to figuring out how to change
the XP settings I have decided on.

I am using TweakUI to eliminate most of the icons in the control
panel, but not all. TweakUI apparently can not get rid of them all.

Is there any way to prevent someone with only USER privileges from
accessing the Control Panel? Or alternatively, can I prevent someone
from seeing the icons in the Control Panel that TweakUI can not get
rid of?


Would moving all .cpl files to somewhere only accessible to you work?
Or
renaming them? (Both done with a batch file - maybe one of those "for
xx
in yy" type lines?)

I've crossposted this to another newsgroup - the "customise" one is
pretty quiet!
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"He hasn't one redeeming vice." - Oscar Wilde


 




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