Disable the Programs page

Removes the Programs tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box. If you enable this policy users are prevented from seeing and changing default settings for Internet programs. If you disable this policy or do not configure it users can see and change these settings. When you set this policy you do not need to set the following policies for the Programs tab because this policy removes the Programs tab from the interface:”Disable changing Messaging settings””Disable changing Calendar and Contact settings””Disable the Reset Web Settings feature””Disable changing default browser check”

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Control Panel # ProgramsTab

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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