Network and Workgroup Security Settings
Security settings to manage privacy
System Security Restrictions and Settings
Prevent Access to the Contents of Selected Drives (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
This restriction prevents users from using My Computer or Explorer to access the content of selected drives. Also, they cannot use Run, Map Network Drive, or the Dir command to view the directories on these drives.
Disable Registry Editing Tools (All Windows) Popular
This restriction disables the ability to interactively run the standard Microsoft registry editing tools such as REGEDIT and REGEDT32.
Disable the Shut Down Command (All Windows)
This option allows you to stop users from being able to shutdown the computer by disabling the shut down command.
Disable the Windows Hotkeys (All Windows)
This restriction allows you to disable the use of the Windows hotkey combinations that provide shortcuts to the Start Menu and task swapping.
Restrict Access to the Windows Update Feature (All Windows)
The Windows Update feature allows users to easily update Windows components and software over the Internet. These settings allow can be used to grant or restrict access to this function.
Manage System Policy Updates (Windows NT/2000/XP)
Windows normally makes a connection to the NETLOGON share of the validating domain controller and checks for the existence of the policy file. These settings control how system policies are applied to a Windows machine when on a network.
Hide Drives in My Computer (All Windows) Popular
This setting allows you to control which drives are visible in My Computer and Explorer. It is possible to hide all drives or just selected ones.
Reset the Screen Saver Password (Windows 95/98/Me)
If you have misplaced your Windows screen saver password you can reset it by using this tweak.
Restrict Applications Users Can Run (All Windows) Popular
Windows gives the ability to restrict the applications that can be run by users on a workstation.
Change Alternate Installation Credential Settings (Windows 2000/XP)
These settings control whether users are prompted to enter alternate logon credentials when installing software as a non administrative user.
Restrict Changes to User Folder Locations (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
These restrictions disable the ability for users to change the location of user-specific folders such as My Documents, My Pictures, My Music and Favorites.
Disable User Profiles (Windows 95/98/Me)
This setting can be used to disable the use of user profiles.
Implement a User Based Custom Shell (Windows 2000/XP)
Windows allows you to selectively specify the system shell based on the logged in user. For example this allows one user to use the standard explorer interface and another to use the legacy progman shell.
Disable Run Commands Specified in the Registry (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP)
This restriction is used to disable the ability to run startup programs specified in the registry when Windows launches.
Restrict Users from Running Specific Applications (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
This setting allows you to specify applications and filenames that users are restricted from running.