Date & Time

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by chriton, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. chriton

    chriton Guest

    I am looking for a little help preventing a clients son from messing with the date & time. Is there any way to remove access to the clock settings in Windows XP Home??

    My first attempt will be to uncheck "Show the clock" in taskbar settings, but I figure the kid will figure that out in about 2 seconds ;)

    Are there any regedits that will "eliminate" the clock??

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I believe if you delete the timedate.cpl file, located in windows\system32 and windows\system32\dllcache, will elimate any access to the clock settings. You could also use TweakUI to remove it from the Control Panel. Anyone else know this for sure? I'll test it out tomorrow if you would like.
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Don't delete the file, you can hide it from the Control panel:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load
    add a new string value timedate.cpl and set it equal to no

    and/or

    remove the taskbar context menu
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    add a new dword value NoTrayContextMenu and set it equal to 1
     
  4. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    Or you could smack him upside the head
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    yep that would work

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