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Restrict loading of “Active Directory Users and Computers” snap-in into MMC.

MMC can load various snap-ins that are used to simplify system management tasks of daily routine. This setting can disable loading of the snap-in “Active Directory Users and Computers” into MMC.

Tweak for : Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Microsoft Management Console tries to simplify system management tasks of daily routine. It has applications, which have been built with modules. These applications, called snap-ins, can be added to a program that works independently or as a part of the bigger application. Say, if you run “dsa.msc” from Start > Run menu, you are loading the snap-in from the basic framework (MMC). MMC provides system administrators an adaptable interface to view the system and set it up.

The “Active Directory Users and Computers” administers users, groups and computers, organizational units and all other Active Directory objects. This setting can restrict loading of this snap-in into the MMC.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys “\MMC\{E355E538-1C2E-11D0-8C37-00C04FD8FE93}” 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 “{E355E538-1C2E-11D0-8C37-00C04FD8FE93}”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disallow Active Directory Users And Computers For MMC Snap-ins.reg

The '.reg' file can restrict loading of “Active Directory Users and Computers” snap-in into MMC.

Allow Active Directory Users And Computers For MMC Snap-ins.reg

The '.reg' file can allow loading of “Active Directory Users and Computers” snap-in into MMC.

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

The snap-in "Active Directory Users and Computers" is disabled from loading into MMC.

"Active Directory Users and Computers" snap-in can be added into MMC.

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 '{E355E538-1C2E-11D0-8C37-00C04FD8FE93}'.

Fourth, create a String value as 'Restrict_Run' under the subkey '{E355E538-1C2E-11D0-8C37-00C04FD8FE93}'.

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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