Access to Recording controls but not access to Control Panel
Struggling a little with this one.
I need to give access for students to control the Microphone volume in Windows 7 but not to be able to access the control panel.
Currently we block access to the control panel using the "Prohibit access to the Control panel" GPO however under Windows 7 this also blocks access to the Recording options from the Sound icon on the toolbar.
When we disable this GPO we are able to access the Recording options however you are able to see everything in the control panel. Because of this I added the GPO "Show only specified Control panel items" then added Microsoft.Sound. This made it so that you couldn't see anything other than sound from the control panel however if you know what the CPL file is for the control panel item you can lunch it without any restrictions.
The other option to all of this is to set the Microphone recording volume to full using NIRCMD however this requires you to have something plugged in to the Microphone socket on the pc.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.