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Prevent Access to Registry Editing Tools
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/502/1/Prevent-Access-to-Registry-Editing-Tools
Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/26/2005
 
Disable the Windows registry editors, Regedit.exe and Regedt32.exe.

Prevent Access to Registry Editing Tools

If this setting is enabled and the user tries to start a registry editor, a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.
To prevent users from using other administrative tools, use the "Run only allowed Windows applications" setting.

START > RUN > GPEDIT.MSC > USER CONFIGURATION > ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES > SYSTEM > FIND PREVENT ACCESS TO REGISTRY EDITING TOOLS > RIGHT CLICK > PROPERTIES > CLICK ENABLE > OK > REBOOT