Group Policy Settings for Display in Control Panel

Applies To: Windows 7

The Display Control Panel item has significantly changed in Windows 7, but the Group Policy setting to control its behavior is unchanged from Windows Vista.

The full path of this node in the Group Policy Management Console is:

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display

Available policy settings:

Name Explanation Requirements

Disable the Display Control Panel

This policy setting allows you to specify if users are allowed to control the computer display settings.

If you enable this policy setting, users cannot use Control Panel to add, configure, or change the display settings on the computer.

If users try to open Display from Control Panel or the desktop context menu, a message appears that explains a setting prevents the action.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, it has no effect on the system.

At least Windows 2000