Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Disable Windows 7 Ease of access via GPO

Tried to find this online but seemed dificult so thought i would paste my way here.
1) Open Group Policy Manager
2) Creat a new Gpo on the Windows 7 machines OU
3) Edit the GPO, Computer Configuration -- Policies -- Windows Settings -- Security Settings.
4) Right click on 'File System' select 'Add File'.
5) Browse to 'c:\windows\system32\Utilman.exe' Click 'OK'
6) In the security tab select 'Administrators' and click 'deny' under full control, the do the same for users.
7) Click OK
8) Your done!


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Shayla Johnson said...

Thanks for this!!!

Anonymous said...

You're a star :) Thanks

Way said...

Let's do it the brutal way:

For Windows Server 2008 R2, open the admin command prompt and run:

takeown /a /f %windir%\system32\sethc.exe

takeown /a /f %windir%\system32\utilman.exe

cacls %windir%\system32\sethc.exe /C /D Everyone

cacls %windir%\system32\utilman.exe /C /D Everyone

sethc.exe responsible for the sticky key dialog after hit shift 5 times.

utilman.exe responsible for the dialog after pressing ease of access button.