Prohibit access to Control Panel and PC settings

Disables all Control Panel programs and the PC settings app. This setting prevents Control. exe and SystemSettings. exe the program files for Control Panel and PC settings from starting. As a result users cannot start Control Panel or PC settings or run any of their items. This setting removes Control Panel from:The Start screenFile ExplorerThis setting removes PC settings from:The Start screenSettings charmAccount pictureSearch resultsIf users try to select a Control Panel item from the Properties item on a context menu a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoControlPanel

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    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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