Group Policy Examples

Although there are plenty of examples of group policies in action throughout this book, I’m a firm believer that you can’t get enough of this powerful tool. With that in mind, the next few sections take you through a few of our favorite policies.

Removing an Icon from Control Panel

You can gain a bit more control over the Control Panel by configuring it not to display icons that you don’t ever use or that aren’t applicable to your system. Here’s how it’s done:

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor window, as described earlier in this chapter.

2. Select the User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel branch.

3. Double-click the Hide Specified Control Panel Items policy.

4. Click the Enabled option.

5. Click ...

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