Prevent access to registry editing tools

Disables the Windows registry editor Regedit. exe. If you enable this policy setting and the user tries to start Regedit. exe a message appears explaining that a policy setting prevents the action. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it users can run Regedit. exe normally. To prevent users from using other administrative tools use the “Run only specified Windows applications” policy setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System # DisableRegistryTools

  2. The Administrative Template path is:



* 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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