I have succsufuly managed to dissable add/remove programs in xp. When I attept to bring up the add remove diolog box I am prompted with "Add or remove programs has been restricted. Please cheak with your adminitrator" I have tried as the defult admintrator to no luck.
What a bugger, don't know but I'll try, but would like to comment that that's windows for ya. ;) Umm? cant' think of anything at the moment. I'll get back to ya.
:: Guessing ::
Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Local Security Policy.......anything there realting to this problem?