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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Start control Panel Items even though it has been restricted

I often find my self working on a computer where the control panel has been restricted so that only selected item are shown (hidden).

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Some of the missing items can still be started and also as an other user if necessary.

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Item

Command

Action Center

wscui.cpl

Date and Time

timedate.cpl

Configuration Manager

%WINDIR%\CCM\SMSCFGRC.cpl

Device Manager

devmgmt.msc

Flash Player

FlashPlayerCplApp.cpl
(c:\Windows\syswow64\FlashPlayerCplApp.cpl)

Internet options

inetcpl.cpl

Java (Almost Smile)

Javaws –viewer
(c:\Windows\syswow64\Javaws –viewer)

Mail

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\MLCFG32.CPL

Mouse

main.cpl

Network Connections
(not Network and Sharing Center)

ncpa.cpl

Power options

powercfg.cpl

Region

intl.cpl

 

Sound

mmsys.cpl

Example of command:

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The GPO settings in play here are:

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Show only specified Control Panel items

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There are of course more command line options but they do not all work when control panel has been restricted. Let me know if you has knowledge of more commands that works in this scenario.

 

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