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  • Question

  • Hi,

    How to disable window 7 game via window 2008 R2 enterprise server through group policy.


    Inder Singh Rawat

    Monday, July 9, 2012 4:20 PM


  • Hi,

    To prevent user run built-in games in Windows 7 computers, you may do following:

    1. Configure Group Policy: User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Remove Games link from Start Menu

    2. Configure Group Policy: User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates >Control Panel >Programs >Hide “Programs and Features” page

    3. Configure Group Policy: User Configuration >Policies> Administrative Templates >System > Don’t run specified Windows applications

    Or you can restrict these applications on computer level:

    Computer Configuration >Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Software Restriction Policies

    Software Restriction policies is available for Windows XP and later OS.

    Also since you have Windows Server 2008 R2 DC and your clients are Windows 7 computers, you can use Applocker to restrict users run unauthenticated software.

    Computer Configuration > Windows Settings >Security Settings >Application Control Policies > AppLocker

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against Unauthorized Software
    How To use Software Restriction Policies in Windows Server 2003
    AppLocker Step-by-Step Guide


    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:47 AM