A. A. Each item in the Control Panel corresponds to a .cpl file. When Control Panel starts it search's %systemroot%/system32 for all .cpl files. To remove an item from Control Panel rename the .cpl file (e.g. to .nocpl).

An alternative to this if you only want certain users not to be able run a particular applet is to have the boot partition on NTFS, and remove the READ permission for these users/groups.

Have a look at Q. What are the .cpl files in the system32 directory? for more information on the .CPL files.