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.

  • Does this happen for all users?
    – Daniel Beck
    Sep 8 '11 at 18:02

Use the pad lock on the bottom left to require the user to enterthe Administrator's password to change anything

  • 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 Sep 8 '11 at 19:26

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