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Hide “Device Manager” snap-in from Computer Management console file.

This setting can hide the snap-in “Device Manager” from Computer Management console file.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
The “Device Manager” shows the list of hardware devices installed on your computer. You can also set properties of these devices. It can be accessed from Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management. But, with this setting you can hide this snap-in from Computer Management console file.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys “\MMC\{90087284-d6d6-11d0-8353-00a0c90640bf}” does not exist, create them as explained below. Then, create a string value “Restrict_Run” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” which can disable snap-in. However, if you want to enable back the snap-in, delete the subkey “{90087284-d6d6-11d0-8353-00a0c90640bf}”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
You can still access “Device Manager” from the System Properties dialog obtained at the right-click of My Computer.

Disallow Device Manager For MMC Snap-ins.reg

The '.reg' file can hide “Device Manager” snap-in.

Allow Device Manager For MMC Snap-ins.reg

The '.reg' file can show “Device Manager” snap-in.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The snap-in “Device Manager” is disabled.

“Device Manager” snap-in is shown by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] and create a new key as 'MMC'.

Third create a subkey under the key 'MMC' as '{90087284-d6d6-11d0-8353-00a0c90640bf}'.

Fourth, create a String value as 'Restrict_Run' under the subkey '{90087284-d6d6-11d0-8353-00a0c90640bf}'.

Now right click on the String value 'Restrict_Run' and select 'Modify'.

Finally set the value data as '1' and click 'OK'.

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