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Restrict loading of “Telephony” 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 “Telephony” 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 “tapimgmt.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.

“Telephony” snap-in is used to configure and manage the Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI) service. But, with this setting you 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\{E26D02A0-4C1F-11D1-9AA1-00C04FC3357A}” 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 “{E26D02A0-4C1F-11D1-9AA1-00C04FC3357A}”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disallow Telephony For MMC Snap-ins.reg

The '.reg' file can restrict loading of “Telephony” snap-in into MMC.

Allow Telephony For MMC Snap-ins.reg

The '.reg' file can allow loading of “Telephony” snap-in into MMC.

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

The snap-in "Telephony" is disabled from loading into MMC.

"Telephony" 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 '{E26D02A0-4C1F-11D1-9AA1-00C04FC3357A}'.

Fourth, create a String value as 'Restrict_Run' under the subkey '{E26D02A0-4C1F-11D1-9AA1-00C04FC3357A}'.

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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