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    Hello,

    I enabled "Run only specified Windows applications" GP setting and inserted the following applications into allowed apps list:

    CCC.exe
    dllhost.exe
    explorer.exe
    fsguidll.exe
    fsm32.exe
    gpupdate.exe
    iexplore.exe
    mobsync.exe
    MOM.exe
    p2phost.exe
    rundll32.exe
    SearchProtocolHost.exe
    Shell32.exe
    sidebar.exe
    svchost.exe

    The problem is that domain users that this GPO applies to cannot run Control Panel from Start Menu. They can run Control Panel from Computer -> Control Panel, but they can't run most of Control Panel items (Display settings, Desktop, Mouse, Screen Saver...). I believe that the problem is that some of that items run under some other processes, but I don't know their names.

    This problem is only under Windows Vista, under Windows XP everything works fine.

    ERROR message:
    This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

    Thank you for help!

    Best wishes

  • #2
    Re: Cannot access Control Panel and some CP items

    Search for the *.cpl files under system32. These files are required for different Control Pannel apps.

    Regards,
    Kapil Sharma
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Life is too short, Enjoy It.

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    • #3
      Re: Cannot access Control Panel and some CP items

      add control.exe to the list


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      • #4
        Re: Cannot access Control Panel and some CP items

        Hello,

        With your help, I made some progress

        I added control.exe and all the *.cpl files to allowed program list and now I can launch Control Panel from Start Menu and open some of Control Panel Items, but still, I can't open Windows Firewall, Display settings... So something is still not OK. User is in Domain user group only.

        So, still I need your help

        Thank you!

        Best wishes

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        • #5
          Re: Cannot access Control Panel and some CP items

          I still haven't solved the problem, so the topic ist still opened.

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          • #6
            Re: Cannot access Control Panel and some CP items

            And adding also shell32.dll to the list? (?)

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            • #7
              Re: Cannot access Control Panel and some CP items

              Yes, I also added shell32.dll to the list.

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              • #8
                Re: Cannot access Control Panel and some CP items

                My theory is that it will have something to do with User Account Control.

                Is User Account Control switched on or off. My theory would be that it may not work with it on, but with it off should work just like XP.

                Hope this helps

                Danny

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