Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Restrict Users from Running Specific Applications

This tweak will allows you to specify applications and filenames that other users of the Computer will not able to execute or run.

Navigate to:
HCUSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Explorer

Create a new DWORD value as "DisallowRun" set the value to "1" to enable application restrictions.

Then create a new sub-key called


Define the applications the are to be restricted by creating a new string value for each application and set the value to the file name to be restricted.  (e.g. if you want to restrict the users to run Windows registry, just create a new string value named as "regedit.exe".

Restart Windows for the changes to take effect.


About This Blog

The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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