Often it is necessary to turn off System Restore. This is especially true when a system has had the Restore Points compromised or corrupted due to malware.
|To turn off System Restore on a particular client|
1. Click Start.
2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
3. On the System Restore tab, check Turn off System Restore or Turn off System Restore on all drives.
Note: You must have Administrator rights to see the System Restore tab.
4. Click Apply.
5. At the confirmation message, click Yes.
|To turn off System Restore on a group of clients through Group Policy|
1. Load the policy that you want to modify. For example, go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Active Directory Users and Computers
|To turn off System Restore via Script|
|strComputer = "."|
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
errResults = objItem.Disable("")
(Thanks to user Zman for this tip)
For additional information regarding System Restore please see the following Microsoft article: