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    Control Panel

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    I need to hide control panel from a meddling temp we have any ideas please

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    Re: Control Panel

    I believe you can do that and other neat things with System Mechanic

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    Re: Control Panel

    Hi Michael

    Thanks for that I will give it a try.

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    Re: Control Panel

    You might want to check WinGuides as well.

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    Re: Control Panel

    Hi R2

    That's exactly what I wanted thanks.

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    Re: Control Panel

    Also check out TweakUI for Windows 98

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Control Panel

    Thanks Dave

    I will check it out

    Thank, Again

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    Re: Control Panel

    Just another solution:

    poledit

    you can at everything away, control panel, command prompt, floppy access, etc
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    Re: Control Panel

    Would think that poledit would be the best way to go judging by what I read here

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    Re: Control Panel

    Poledit is just an interface that applies the same restrictions that are listed on the WinGuides site. Take your pick -- edit the Registry yourself, or use an applet to do it for you.

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    Re: Control Panel

    True, WinGuides is as cool as the poledit (just checked out your link). Both are sweeeeeeeet! One thing I have noticed about the poledit is that changes (at least the ones I have played around with) take place immediately and to restore them requires a reboot.

    The questions I have about poledit center around the .adm files shown in poledit. As a matter of curiosity, any idea how the interface between the .adm files and the registry work? Ideally, it would be almost heaven sent to be able to create an admin file on one machine, and take it to another so every machine has the same setup!

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    Re: Control Panel

    Thank you Michael

    I download this and have a look, I only want it for one PC which is used by a meddleing temp.

    Thanks to everyone who replied

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    Re: Control Panel

    I think that is quite possible, though I never tried it. The "Help" file (eh, for Win98 alothoug it sounds like it is for NT) says this about .adm files:
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    To add policy templates

    1 Close all policy files.
    2 Copy any .adm files to the Windows

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    Re: Control Panel

    I think so R2! I gather that the adm is sort of the interface and the pol file is what actually does the changes although I cannot find any resident adm or pol files in my box other than the ones I unzipped with poledit.

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    Re: Control Panel

    I have the below files that I believe came with poledit. The .adm (Template) files seem to control exactly which sections of the registry Poledit has access to. The .pol files look like they have preset restrictions, and you can create your own .pol files and export them to whereever you want.
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