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Why is it that using Parental Controls and unchecking the box for System Preferences sometimes does not block a user from gaining access to System Preferences ?

I have blocked other users accessing System Preferences in the past by unchecking the application from within Parental Controls such that when a user attempts to access System Preferences a prompt will pop up saying:

The application "System Preferences" is not allowed.

This is what I want to replicate, but for some reason is not working on a different system with the same OS.

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Does this happen for all users? –  Daniel Beck Sep 8 '11 at 18:02
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Use the pad lock on the bottom left to require the user to enterthe Administrator's password to change anything

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Hi Luke, that will not prevent a user from gaining access to the System Preferences, and some of the panes will not require unlocking such as Desktop & Screen Saver pane. –  timoto Sep 8 '11 at 17:28
    
Misunderstood the question, sorry –  Canadian Luke Sep 8 '11 at 19:26
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