Security Tweaks - Add or Remove Programs Restrictions

These restrictions apply to the Add/Remove Programs feature of Control Panel. They allow you to entirely or individually disable components.

To change this, follow the next steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit" and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
  2. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall (see picture 1).

    Picture 1
  3. Create a new DWORD value for each restriction required according to the table below. Set the value to equal "1" to enable the restriction or "0" to disable it.
    • NoAddRemovePrograms - Disable Add/Remove Programs
    • NoRemovePage - Disable Change and Remove Programs
    • NoAddPage - Disable Add Programs
    • NoWindowsSetupPage - Disable Windows Components Wizard
    • NoAddFromCDorFloppy - Hide "Add a program from CD-ROM or disk" option
    • NoAddFromInternet - Hide "Add programs from Microsoft" option
    • NoAddFromNetwork - Hide "Add programs from your network" option
    • NoServices - Go directly to Windows Components Wizard
    • NoSupportInfo - Disable Support Information
  4. The modifications you made will be in effect after you reboot your PC.



Lex van der Horst

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