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Description:  

Disables the Window Color page in the Personalization Control Panel, or the Color Scheme dialog in the
Display Control Panel on systems where the Personalization feature is not available.

This setting prevents users from using Control Panel to change the glass color, system colors, or color
scheme of the desktop and windows.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, the Window Color page or Color Scheme dialog is available in the
Personalization or Display Control Panel.

For systems prior to Windows Vista, this setting hides the Appearance and Themes tabs in the in Display in
Control Panel.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000.
Prevent changing window color and
appearance
Description Gpedit Regedit CMD Back VBScript PowerShell Script
Gpedit:   

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Type gpedit.msc and press Enter
In the Group Policy window please navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates ->
Control Panel -> Personalization and open Prevent changing window color and appearance.
Not Configured -> is the Default state
Enabled -> apply this GPO
Disabled -> this GPO will not be applied

To finish press ok button and close Group Policy window.
Type regedit and press ok
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Note: This registry key is created by Group Policy when this GPO is Enable or Disable. The GPO Default state
is Not Configured -> this registry entry is not present.

Please navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
\System
and locate NoDispAppearancePage registry key
Regedit:          

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
Double click on NoDispAppearancePage and edit the value:

To Enable:
Change the data value with:
NoDispAppearancePage = 1

To Disable:
Change the data value with:
NoDispAppearancePage = 0

To finish press ok button and close Registry Editor window

Note: Manual editing of this registry key will not be reflected in Group Policy. If you modify this GPO from
Group Policy this registry key will be rewritten.
Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

Enabled:
REG add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v NoDispAppearancePage /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Disabled:
REG add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v NoDispAppearancePage /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Not Configured:
REG DELETE "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v NoDispAppearancePage /f

Note: Manual editing of this registry key will not be reflected in Group Policy. If you modify this GPO from
Group Policy this registry key will be rewritten.
CMD:          

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
VBScript:          

Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
strComputer = "."
Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System"
oReg.CreateKey HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath
strValueName = "NoDispAppearancePage"
'Enabled
dwValue = 1
'Disabled
'dwValue = 0
oReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath,strValueName,dwValue
'Not Configured
'oReg.DeleteValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath,strValueName
PowerShell Script :          

Enabled\Disabled

$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies"
If(Test-Path ($RegKey + "\System"))
{
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System"
  ##Enabled
  New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name NoDispAppearancePage -value 1 -PropertyType DWord -Force
  ##Disabled
  ##New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name NoDispAppearancePage -value 0 -PropertyType DWord -Force
}
else
{
 New-Item -path $RegKey -name System
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System"
  ##Enabled
  New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name NoDispAppearancePage -value 1 -PropertyType DWord
  ##Disabled
  ##New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name NoDispAppearancePage -value 0 -PropertyType DWord
}

Not Configured

$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies"
Remove-ItemProperty -Path($RegKey + "\System") -name NoDispAppearancePage
If( (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\System")).ValueCount -eq 0 -and (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\System")).SubKeyCount -eq 0)
{
 Remove-Item -Path($RegKey + "\System")   
}
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Result
By Default you have access to "Window Color" under Start -> Control Panel -> Personalization.
You can prevent users from using "Window Color" using Group Policy or modify the specific registry key.  

Note: If you want to prevent a specific user from using "Window Color" you need to modify or add the
registry key under his SID.