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Restrict NVIDIA Control Panel setting changes via Group Policy or Registry?
Is there as way to restrict modifications by users to the NVIDIA Control Panel settings either via Group Policy or registry settings?
Is there as way to restrict modifications by users to the NVIDIA Control Panel settings either via Group Policy or registry settings?

#1
Posted 06/08/2017 05:17 AM   
I don't think you can stop users changing the settings. But if it's that much of a concern, you can hide the option to use it ... Use the Canonical Names options to only show specific options in the Windows Control Panel. Options of how you do that are here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617167%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 If you do a little Googling, you can also add or remove various context menu settings as well: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Add%2C+Remove%2C+Edit+Context+Menu&oq=Add%2C+Remove%2C+Edit+Context+Menu&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.528j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Just out of interest, why do you want to restrict it?
I don't think you can stop users changing the settings. But if it's that much of a concern, you can hide the option to use it ...

Use the Canonical Names options to only show specific options in the Windows Control Panel. Options of how you do that are here:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617167%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

If you do a little Googling, you can also add or remove various context menu settings as well:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Add%2C+Remove%2C+Edit+Context+Menu&oq=Add%2C+Remove%2C+Edit+Context+Menu&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.528j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Just out of interest, why do you want to restrict it?

#2
Posted 06/08/2017 07:14 AM   
Looks like there aren't any GPOs governing this. Best option is to hide or disable the Shell Extensions. Anyone tried Nirsoft's ShellExView to manage extensions? FYI - when you have a large pool of users (yes with the advent of the Tesla M10 card, you can indeed cram many users in a server) you need to be able to control them for your sanity.
Looks like there aren't any GPOs governing this. Best option is to hide or disable the Shell Extensions.
Anyone tried Nirsoft's ShellExView to manage extensions?

FYI - when you have a large pool of users (yes with the advent of the Tesla M10 card, you can indeed cram many users in a server) you need to be able to control them for your sanity.

#3
Posted 06/16/2017 07:15 AM   
[quote="KJSteven"]Looks like there aren't any GPOs governing this[/quote] Not directly, but as linked to above, you can use this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617167%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 [b]"Show only specified Control Panel items"[/b] Here's a guide on how to use it, it will do exactly what you're asking for: http://www.computerstepbystep.com/show-only-specified-control-panel-items.html [b]Context Menus -[/b] As for the "Right Click" Context Menus, again using my search link from above: Delete both of these keys using a GPO: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\00nView] @="{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\NvCplDesktopContext] @="{3D1975AF-48C6-4f8e-A182-BE0E08FA86A9}"
KJSteven said:Looks like there aren't any GPOs governing this

Not directly, but as linked to above, you can use this:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617167%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

"Show only specified Control Panel items"

Here's a guide on how to use it, it will do exactly what you're asking for:

http://www.computerstepbystep.com/show-only-specified-control-panel-items.html


Context Menus -

As for the "Right Click" Context Menus, again using my search link from above:

Delete both of these keys using a GPO:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\00nView]
@="{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\NvCplDesktopContext]
@="{3D1975AF-48C6-4f8e-A182-BE0E08FA86A9}"

#4
Posted 06/16/2017 11:07 AM   
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