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How to disable start menu from desktop

I know about group policy but which option is suitable for it.

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  • sital singh Jun 27, 2008

    Actually I am working with a pvt. Company. They have client / server environment and user run only one software from desktop. So I want any user could not use any other system menu, like start menu, right click on desktop ( new , properties menu ).

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Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

open shell
change Explorer.exe to your program path

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

Use gpedit to disable access to taskmanager

then

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

open Shell
remove Explorer.exe from the value data
put in path of your applicatiom

reboot. will to the job.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Tell me exactly what you want to use this for.
Is it for a internet cafe? I will then be able to give you the best solution.
Using group policy you can take out options within the start menu but cannot remove it totally.
If you want your computer to only start up internet explorer as soon as you turn the computer on, then you will need to play around with the system registry to do that, in order to disable explorer from lunching.
Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Download readystate from microsoft and play around with that, a very cool tool.


Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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    Abdul Qayyum Jun 27, 2008

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon



    open shell and change explorer.exe to your application path.

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Windows mail 4 vista keeps popping up how do i stop it


METHOD ONE:
Through the Local Group Policy Editor

NOTE This method is only available for the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. See Method Two below for the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions.
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.
2. In the left pane, click on Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Mail. (See screenshot below)
3. In the right pane, right click on Turn off Windows Mail application and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)
4. To Enable Windows Mail -
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Windows Mail -
A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK.
6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

METHOD TWO:
Through the Registry
NOTE This method will work for all Vista versions.
Option One: Through a Download
1. To Enable Windows Mail -
A) Click on the download button below to download the Enable_Windows_Mail.reg file.
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Windows Mail -
A) Click on the download button below to download the Disable_Windows_Mail.reg file.
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.
4. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.
5. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning pop-up.
6. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.
7. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop).
8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

Option Two: The Manual Way
1. Open the Start Menu.
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.
3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
5. To Disable Windows Mail -
A) In the left pane, right click on Microsoft and click on New and Key. Type Windows Mail and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you already have Windows Mail in the left pane, then skip this step 5A and go to step 5B instead.
B) In the right pane of Windows Mail, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type ManualLaunchAllowed and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
F) Go to step 7.
6. To Enable Windows Mail -
A) In the right pane, right click on ManualLaunchAllowed and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)
B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion.
7. Close regedit.
8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

That's it,
Hope this helps, Best Regards, -md

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How to disable user account control in windows 7


It is very easy to deal with UAC Settings in windows 7.You dont need to completely disable UAC, if you really dont want to do. Here is the step to be followed to disable UAC in windows 7 Step


1: Access UAC settings by typing UAC in the start menu or control panel search
OR
Go to start -> Control panel - > user accounts

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Once you double click on user accounts you will get a window like below. There double click on Change user account control settings option

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Now you will get options to change user account control settings. You can move the slide to 4 different posiotions according to your choice. The first is more secure and the last means its disabled


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Disable UAC via Registry Editor
1.Type regedit in the Start -> Search bar. 2.GotothefollowingKey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem 3.Locate REG_DWORD: EnableLUA
4.Set the value of EnableLUA to 0.
5.Locate REG_DWORD: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin
6.Set the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin to 0
7.Restart


Disable UAC via Group Policy
  1. Type “gpedit.msc” in the Start -> Search bar.
  2. Double-Click: Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.
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  3. Locate: “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode” and modify to “Elevate without prompt”
  4. .Locate: “User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation” and modify it to “Disabled”
  5. Locate: “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” and modify it to “Disabled”
  6. Locate: “User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations” and modify it to “Disabled”
  7. Restart.

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How to Enable Right Click on Desktop-Fixed


If you are having troubles with the context menu (right click menu), right clicking on the desktop doesnot do anything then most probably you have your group policies set to not displaying the context menu in windows explorer. You can change it in two ways. One from the group policy editor and one from the registry editor.
1- From Group Policy Editor
To re-enable your context menu from the group policy editor, go to Run –> gpedit.msc –> User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Windows Explorer. In the right hand pane, find “Windows Explorer’s default context menu”, open its properties by double clicking it. If it’s enabled or not configured, disable it and your context menu will be back as soon as you apply this policy.





2 – From Registry Editor
To re-enable your context menu from the registry, go to Run –> regedit –> HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> CurrentVersion –> Policies –> Explorer. In the right hand pane find “NoViewContextMenu”, set its value to 0 if it exists. If you still can’t right click your desktop, then you can look for the same key here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> CurrentVersion –> Policies –> Explorer

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My system restore has been turned off by a group policy "whatever that means"


Resolution 1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter
2. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore
In the right-pane:
  • Delete the value DisableConfig
  • Delete the value DisableSR
3. Exit the Registry Editor.
In Windows XP Professional, you can accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor as well.
1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC
2. Navigate to this path:
-> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
---> System
----> System Restore
3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured
4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured




For standalone Windows Vista systems, use these steps:
Using the Group Policy Editor
If your edition of Windows Vista includes the Group Policy Editor snap-in (gpedit.msc), follow these steps:
1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press ENTER
2. Go to the following branch:
Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | System Restore 3. Double-click Turn off Configuration and set it to Not configured.
Note: If the above setting is already set to Not configured, set it to Enabled and click Apply. Then revert back the setting to Not configured, and click Apply, OK.
4. Exit the Group Policy Editor.
Using the Registry Editor
1. Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
2. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore 3. In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableConfig
4. Exit the Registry Editor.

If you set the Turn of configuration option to Enabled, the option to configure System Restore on the Configuration Interface disappears. If the Turn off Configuration setting is disabled, the configuration interface is still visible, but all System Restore configuration defaults are enforced, and the Create button is grayed out. If you set it to Not configured, the configuration interface for System Restore remains, and the user has the ability to configure System Restore.


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In my pc my task manager is no working longer, so how can i fix it, and uses it again.


Verify that the "Local Group Policy" or "Domain Group Policy" doesn’t block you from using
Task Manager in the Local Group Policy

1. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Type "Gpedit.msc" and press on "Enter" button.

2. Navigate to "User Configuration" -> "Administrative Templates" -> "System" -> "Ctrl+Alt+Del Options"

3. In the right side of the screen verity that "Remove Task Manager"" option set to "Disable" or "Not Configured".

4. Close "Gpedit.msc" MMC.

5. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Type "gpupdate /force" and press on "Enter" button.



For the "Domain Group Policy" Verify correct registry settings::

1. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "regedit" and press on "Enter" button.

2. Navigate to the following registry keys and verity that following settings set to default:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DisableCAD"=dword:00000000

3. Reboot the computer.

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Clear Windows Paging File At Shutdown


You may not consider clearing the windows paging file as a necessary part of your security housekeeping. Ok it can add quite a few seconds to your final shutdown time, but it doesn't need to be done on a regular basis and you can always disable the option as and when you want.
But why clear the paging file you may ask. Well the simple answer is security. It is not unknown for a third party software application to temporarily store unencrypted information such as passwords or other sensitive material in memory. Obviously the way Windows uses virtual memory it is possible for this information to end up in the paging file.
There are two ways of clearing the paging file. On involves Group Policy and the other the Windows registry. If Group Policy is not available on your version of Vista then proceed to Method Two.
Method One
1/ Click Start button and in the Search dialogue box type:
gpedit.msc.
2/ When in group policy window proceed as follows:
3/ Click the > button next to Computer Configuration. This will expand the menu
4/ Click the > next to the Windows settings option. Again the menu will expand
5/ Next click the > next to Security settings. The menu will expand again
6/ Now click the > next to Local Policies. The menu will expand again
7/ Now click on the Security Options
8/ The right hand pane of group policies will fill with options
9/ Scroll down to 'Shutdowns; Clear virtual memory page file'
10/ Now right click on this option and, from the menu that appears select Properties
11/ In properties click on the radio button marked 'Enabled'
12/ Now click OK
13/ Finally close group policies
Method Two: The second method can be followed using registry settings as

1/ Click Start button, followed by All Programs, Accessories and then Click the Run option.
2/ In the Run dialog box type: Regedit
3/ User Account Control (UAC) will ask permission to open Regedit. If you are the administrator, then Click the Continue button. If you are not the administrator, then you will need to ask the administrator for the administrator credentials
4/In the Registry Editor Window navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management.
5/ In the list that appears on the right of the Registry window look for the Value Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
6/ If the Value does not exist Right Click on the Memory Managment key and, from the drop down menu select New
7/ When you click New another drop down menu will appear. Click DWORD Value
8/ You should now see a box with the words New Value#1.
9/ Right click on this box and select Rename
10/ In the rename box Type: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
11/ After you have renamed the value, right click on it again and select Modify
12/ Change the Value to 1
13/ The registry entry should now look like this: ClearPageFileAtShutdown REG_WORD 0x00000001 (1)
14/ The changes will not come into effect until you have restarted your computer
15/ To disable the feature just reset the Value to 0

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Disabled task manager


1. Verity that the "Local Group Policy" or "Domain Group Policy" doesn’t block you from using

"Task Manager".

1.1 "Local Group Policy"

a. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "Gpedit.msc" and press on "Enter" button.

b. Navigate to "User Configuration" -> "Administrative Templates" -> "System" -> "Ctrl+Alt+Del Options"

c. In the right side of the screen verity that "Remove Task Manager"" option set to "Disable" or "Not Configured".

d. Close "Gpedit.msc" MMC.

e. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "gpupdate /force" and press on "Enter" button.

Note: If you are using Windows 2000, please follow KB q227302 instead stage "e".

Using SECEDIT to Force a Group Policy Refresh Immediately
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q227302/


1.2 "Domain Group Policy"

a. Contact you local IT support team.


2. Verity correct registry settings::

a. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "regedit" and press on "Enter" button.


Warning: Modifying your registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
Always backup your files before doing this registry hack.

b. Navigate to the following registry keys and verity that following settings set to default:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DisableCAD"=dword:00000000

c. Reboot the computer.

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My task manager has been disabled due to virus attack. help me


There is a registry hack to enable or disable Windows NT TaskManager. The same registry hack applies to Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Name: DisableTaskMgr
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
Value: 0=Disablethis key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager

As part of the enhanced management available in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, rather than risking a registry change, as an administrator you can enable or disable Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP Pro's TaskManager using Group Policy Editor. This can be applied to the local policy. Note: if you are trying to override your organizations group policy, you can't. As soon as you re-authenticate to the domain, the domain or OU Group Policy will rewrite the registry setting. But if the TaskManager was accidently disabled or you need to control this item for a set of standalone boxes this is for you:
  • Click Start
  • Click Run
  • Enter gpedit.msc in the Open box and click OK
  • In the Group Policy settings window
    • Select User Configuration
    • Select Administrative Templates
    • Select System
    • Select Ctrl+Alt+Delete options
    • Select Remove Task Manager
    • Double-click the Remove Task Manager option
And as I mentioned above, since the policy is Remove Task Manager, by disabling the policy, you are enabling the Task Manager.

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From stast menu


Use group policy.

Start - Run -

gpedit.msc

OK

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