NoChangeStartMenu Policy Does Not Work on Start Menu Items When Active Desktop Is Installed

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Symptoms

If you have the following policies enabled in Internet Explorer version 5.01, they will disable the ability to right-click on items to view the context menu, and this affects items on the desktop and the Start menu:
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoViewContextMenu
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoBrowserContextMenu
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoChangeStartMenu
When a computer that is running Internet Explorer 5.01 with the Active Desktop installed is upgraded to Internet Explorer 5.5, these settings will no longer disable the context menu for items on the Start menu. However, the context menu will still be disabled for items that are on the desktop and sub-menus of the Start menu.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 2.

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Article ID: 278453 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
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