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Published on 06.01.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent a User from Running the Backup Status and Configuration Program

Learn how to prevent a user from running the backup status and configuration program in Windows 7.

This setting lets you disable the Backup Status and Configuration program, which links to the file backup, file restore, and Complete PC Backup applications and shows backup status.

If this setting is enabled, a user cannot start the Backup Status and Configuration program.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can start the Backup Status and Configuration program.

Prevent a User from Running the Backup Status and Configuration Program

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Backup, and then select Client in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Prevent the user from running the Backup Status and Configuration program in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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  1. Chris says:

    I’ve attempted this on a Win7 workstation and see under Requirements that “Windows Vista only” is listed.

    I’ve forced gpupdate and logged on/off multiple times, and still have access to the backup status and configuration.

    Any suggestions? Thanks for the great article.

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