Disabling games on Windows 7 using GP on Windows Server 2008 R2

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How can I disable all the games on Windows 7 using Group Policy on Windows Server 2008 R2? Thanks for your help.

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Open Group Policy, navigate to UserConfiguration\AdministrativeTemplates\System. Find policy named “Don’t run specified Windows applications” and add the games there like

chess.exe,frecell.exe

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323525/en-us

Another way out would be ussing the applocker (application locker) as well

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Securing-Application-Execution-Microsoft-AppLocker.html

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  • carlosdl
    The downside of using any of the above approaches is that you will need to specify either, the allowed applications (white list) or the denied ones (black list), which sometimes can be very difficult.

    Anyway, I don't think there is currently any other way to do it, since a flag to tell the OS that an application is a game which can be used to stop  its execution, does not exist (AFAIK).  Personally, I would be more interested in AppLocker, which is newer, and more powerful/flexible.
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  • joverparas
    Hi ToddN2000 and carlosdl, 

    Thanks for both your suggestions. I have tried using the approach mentioned by ToddN2000 using "Don’t run specified Windows applications". I was looking for something that will disable all the games without putting all the .exe game application. I will try AppLocker mention that you guys mentioned and see which is more efficient and easy to use.

    Thanks again.
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