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Published on 06.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Prohibit Installing or Uninstalling Color Profiles

Learn how to prevent installing or uninstalling color profiles in Windows 7.

This policy setting affects the ability of users to install or uninstall color profiles.

If you enable this policy setting, users will not be able to install new color profiles or uninstall previously installed color profiles.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, all users will be able to install new color profiles. Standard users will be able to uninstall color profiles that they previously installed. Administrators will be able to uninstall all color profiles.

Prevent Installing or Uninstalling Color Profiles

  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, and then select Windows Color System in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Prohibit installing or uninstalling color profiles in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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