|Data type||Range||Default value|
|REG_DWORD||0 | 1||0|
Prevents Control Panel, Printers, and Network and Dial-up Connections from running, and removes the corresponding menu items.
This entry stores the setting of the Disable programs on Settings menu Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the Disable programs on Settings menu policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 0.
|0 (or not in registry)||The policy is disabled or not configured. Control Panel, Printers, and Network and Dial-up Connections can run.|
|1||The policy is enabled. Control Panel, Printers, and Network and Dial-up Connections do not run.|
A value of 1 removes the Control Panel, Printers, and Network and Dial-up Connections folders from the Settings menu on the Start menu, and from My Computer and Windows Explorer. It also prevents the programs represented by these folders (such as Control.exe) from running. However, users can still start Control Panel items by using other methods, such as right-clicking the desktop to start Display or right-clicking My Computer to start System.
To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Disable programs on Settings menu policy (User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Start Menu & Taskbar).
A value of 1 also disables other items that appear as folders in Control Panel, such as Fonts and Scheduled Tasks.
For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.
For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.
To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.