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How do I restrict all users except admins from accessing the Control Panel on WinXP Pro?

I need to create a policy to restrict all users except administrators in a workgroup from accessing the Control Panel on Windows XP Professional, without using third-party utilities or directly editing the registry. Is there a way to do this?
Active Directory and group policy. Filter the policy to prevent it from applying to administrators. Local policies apply to all users who log on to the computer, so that's not the best option. However, you could define this policy using local policy and then prevent administrators from reading it by changing the ACL (Access Control List) on C: | Windows | System32 | GroupPolicy.
This was last published in January 2003

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