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    Group Policy Question

    I'm looking for a way to disable users to right click on the start menu. I was hoping Group Policy would do this however I've been searching through them all and havn't found anything. I'm in a TS/Citrix enviornment where we are publishing a desktop. Anyone have any ideas?

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    A registry edit would be fine too
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    Open your registry and find the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell] then rename it from 'shell' to 'shell.old'.
    Do the same with the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell] and rename it to [...\shell.old].

    Once complete the two original keys should now be called [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell.old] and [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell.old] respectively.

    Now when you right click on the start button, you should no longer be given the option to Open, Explore or Find.

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    awesome, I tried that and it acomplishes most of it, however I stil have Explorer All Users

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    Follow this link for more infomration .....

    http://www.winguides.com/registry/
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    Well problem with that is after I applied the reg fix/hack it removed the option to open "My Computer" as well. The only thing you could do was search. Any one have any other ideas?

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    By the way what are you exactly trying to achieve?.

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    I need to disallow users to right click on the Start Menu and get an option to explore or open because it gives them the rights to open the StartMenu Folder and access a drive that is normally hidden from them.

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    have you tried the group policy editor if you are using (Windows 2000 or above)

    Start---&gt;Run---&gt;gpedit.msc

    Look at the templates under user configuration---&gt;Administrative Templates.

    Also check out

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm


    Also these might be helpful

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm
    http://www.bsi.de/english/gshb/manual/s/s04051.html

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    well I found a group policy, however when I remove the context menus, it doesn't allow them to right click on a window to tile or cascade them. as well as not allow them to create/remove toolbars.

    I'm in a TS/Citrix environment so I don't believe the link you sent me will work.

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    Are you trying to limit right click only in the metaframe sessions or also on local desktop?

    -Joseph

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