Disable "Control Panel" in Windows 8.1 start menu

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 6.0 U4

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: December 20, 2013



ProfileUnity provides an option to enable a Start menu in Windows 8.1

However, often administrators want to hide certain features from the users.

This example shows how to hide Control Panel from the users.




1. Create the following App Launcher rule (replace the path with your own share path)

Filter: No Filter - Apply this to all
Filespec: %systemroot%\system32\cmd.exe
Arguments: /c regedit.exe /s "\\SomeFilePath\disable_control_panel.reg" >>"%temp%\StartMenu7.text" (NOTE: replace SomeFilePath with a path to a file)
Timing: During Configuration Execution
Hide Progress: True
Run Async: False
Schedule: Everyday
Frequency: Every Logon

2. Download and save the attached file in a path specified. Please remove the ".text" extension.


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