Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10

Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10: Administrative Tool is a folder in Control Panel which contains tools for system administrators and advanced users. So it’s pretty safe to assume that the guest or novice Windows users should not have access to Administrative Tools and in this post, we will exactly see how to hide, remove or disable Administrative Tools in Windows 10. These tools are critical and messing with them can damage your system and that’s why restricting access to them is a good idea.

How To Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10

There are few ways via which you can easily disable or remove Administrative Tools for guest users but we are going to discuss each of them in detail. So without wasting any time let’s see how to Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Remove Administrative Tools from Windows 10 Start Menu

1.Press Windows Key + R then type the following and hit Enter:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Note: Make sure show hidden files and folders are enable in File Explorer.

show hidden files and operating system files

2.Under programs folder search for Windows Administrative Tools, then right-click on it and select Properties.

Under programs folder search for Windows Administrative Tools, then right-click on it and select Properties

3.Switch to Security tab and click Edit button.

Switch to Security tab & click Edit button under Windows Administrative Tools Properties

4.Select Everyone from Group or user name and checkmark Deny next to Full Control.

Select Everyone from Group or user name & checkmark Deny next to Full Control

5.Do this for every account you want to restrict access to.

6.If this doesn’t work then you can simply select Everyone and select Remove.

7.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Remove Administrative Tools Using Group Policy Editor

Note: This method won’t work for Windows 10 Home Edition users.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

gpedit.msc in run

2.Next, navigate to the following path:

User Configuration > Administrative Template > Control Panel

3.Make sure to select Control Panel then in the right window double click on Hide Specified Control Panel Items.

Select Control Panel then in the right window double click on Hide Specified Control Panel Items

4.Select Enabled and click on the Show button under Options.

Checkmark Enable for Hide Specified Control Panel Items

5.In the Show context box type the following value and click OK:

Microsoft.AdministrativeTools

Under Show Content type Microsoft.AdministrativeTools

6.Click Apply followed by OK.

7.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Remove Administrative Tools Using Registry Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

3.Select Advanced then from the right window pane double-click on StartMenuAdminTools.

Select Advanced then from the right window pane double-click on StartMenuAdminTools

4.Set the value to 0 in the value data field in order to disable it.

To disable Administrative Tools: 0
To enable Administrative Tools: 1

Set the value to 0 in the value data field in order to disable Administrative Tools

5.Click OK and close Registry Editor.

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That’s it you have successfully Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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