The US Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) group policy object (GPO) for Windows 7 Computer Settings includes the setting:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Desktop Gadgets
Turn off desktop gadgets = Enabled

This setting is not included in the settings spreadsheet or the associated SCAP content.  It was mistakenly included in the GPO and is expected to be removed in a future release.  If desired, agencies can safely deviate this setting since the SCAP content does not include it.

NOTE: the three other settings in this policy section are still enabled to control the use of Desktop Gadgets.

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