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Show or hide Control Panel items in Windows 7 / 2008 GPO

Listed below are the names of the values to enter in the GPO.

Action Center – Microsoft.ActionCenter (Windows 7 and later only)
Administrative Tools – Microsoft.AdministrativeTools
AutoPlay – Microsoft.AutoPlay
Backup and Restore – Microsoft.BackupAndRestore (Windows 7 and later only)
Biometric Devices – Microsoft.BiometricDevices (Windows 7 and later only)
BitLocker Drive Encryption – Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption
Color Management – Microsoft.ColorManagement
Credential Manager – Microsoft.CredentialManager (Windows 7 and later only)
Date and Time – Microsoft.DateAndTime

Default Location – Microsoft.DefaultLocation (Windows 7 and later only)
Default Programs – Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Desktop Gadgets – Microsoft.DesktopGadgets (Windows 7 and later only)
Device Manager – Microsoft.DeviceManager
Devices and Printers – Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters (Windows 7 and later only)
Display – Microsoft.Display (Windows 7 and later only)
Ease of Access Center – Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter
Folder Options – Microsoft.FolderOptions
Fonts – Microsoft.Fonts
Game Controllers – Microsoft.GameControllers
Get Programs – Microsoft.GetPrograms
Getting Started – Microsoft.GettingStarted (Windows 7 and later only)
HomeGroup – Microsoft.HomeGroup (Windows 7 and later only)
Indexing Options – Microsoft.IndexingOptions
Infrared – Microsoft.Infrared (Windows 7 and later only)
Internet Options – Microsoft.InternetOptions
iSCSI Initiator – Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator
Keyboard – Microsoft.Keyboard
Location and Other Sensors – Microsoft.LocationAndOtherSensors (Windows 7 and later only)
Mouse – Microsoft.Mouse
Network and Sharing Center – Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
Notification Area Icons – Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons (Windows 7 and later only)
Offline Files – Microsoft.OfflineFiles
Parental Controls – Microsoft.ParentalControls
Pen and Touch – Microsoft.PenAndTouch (Windows 7 and later only)
People Near Me – Microsoft.PeopleNearMe
Performance Information and Tools – Microsoft.PerformanceInformationAndTools
Personalization – Microsoft.Personalization
Phone and Modem – Microsoft.PhoneAndModem (Windows 7 and later only)
Power Options – Microsoft.PowerOptions
Programs and Features – Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures
Recovery – Microsoft.Recovery (Windows 7 and later only)
Region and Language – Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage (Windows 7 and later only)
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections – Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections (Windows 7 and later only)
Scanners and Cameras – Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras
Sound – Microsoft.Sound (Windows 7 and later only)
Speech Recognition – Microsoft.SpeechRecognition (Windows 7 and later only)
Sync Center – Microsoft.SyncCenter
System – Microsoft.System
Tablet PC Settings – Microsoft.TabletPCSettings
Taskbar and Start Menu – Microsoft.TaskbarAndStartMenu
Text to Speech – Microsoft.TextToSpeech
Troubleshooting – Microsoft.Troubleshooting (Windows 7 and later only)
User Accounts – Microsoft.UserAccounts
Windows Anytime Upgrade – Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade
Windows CardSpace – Microsoft.CardSpace
Windows Defender – Microsoft.WindowsDefender
Windows Firewall – Microsoft.WindowsFirewall
Windows Mobility Center – Microsoft.MobilityCenter
Windows SideShow – Microsoft.WindowsSideShow
Windows Update – Microsoft.WindowsUpdate