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In some situations administrators may want to limit a user's access to the options in Desktop Administrator. The following document outlines steps to do so by changing registry permissions for the restricted users.
Warning: The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary. Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
Note: Users on Windows 2000 use 'regedt32' instead.
Note: This change may involve editing permissions for the user's group, or for the individual user account. Consult with your system administrator for assistance with permissions in the registry editor.