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Add or Remove Programs Restrictions (Windows 2000/XP) Popular

These restrictions apply to the Add/Remove Programs feature of Control Panel. They allow you to entirely or individually disable components.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value for each restriction required according to the table below. Set the value to equal "1" to enable the restriction or "0" to disable it.

  • NoAddRemovePrograms - Disable Add/Remove Programs
  • NoRemovePage - Disable Change and Remove Programs
  • NoAddPage - Disable Add Programs
  • NoWindowsSetupPage - Disable Windows Components Wizard
  • NoAddFromCDorFloppy - Hide "Add a program from CD-ROM or disk" option
  • NoAddFromInternet - Hide "Add programs from Microsoft" option
  • NoAddFromNetwork - Hide "Add programs from your network" option
  • NoServices - Go directly to Windows Components Wizard
  • NoSupportInfo - Disable Support Information
You may need to restart Windows for the changes to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoAddRemoveProgramsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoRemovePage REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoAddPage REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoWindowsSetupPage REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoAddFromCDorFloppy REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoAddFromInternet REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoAddFromNetwork REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoServices REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoSupportInfo REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Uninstall]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Uninstall]
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = enable restriction)

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Last modified: April 18, 2002