Additional Desktop Restrictions Available Through Registry Modifications

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it ifa problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoringthe Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key"Help topic in Regedt.32.exe.
SUMMARY
After you apply Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 2, additional desktoprestrictions are available per user by configuring the registry valuesspecified.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannotguarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editorcan be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys AndValues" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and DeleteInformation in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics inRegedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.
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Removing "Map Network Drive"/"Disconnect Network Drive"

Details: Removes the "Map Network Drive" and "Disconnect Network Drive"buttons from the toolbar in Explorer and also removes the menu items fromthe context menu of My Computer and the Tools menu of Explorer.Registry Location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Explorer


NOTE: The above registry key is one path, it has been wrapped for readability.
Value: NoNetConnectDisconnect
Type: REG_DWORD
Options: 1=Enable 0=Disable

Removing Context Menus

Details: Removes the context menus for the tray including the Startbutton, tab control, and clock.

Registry Location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Explorer


NOTE: The above registry key is one path, it has been wrapped for readability.
Value: NoTrayContextMenu
Type: REG_DWORD
Options: 1=Enable 0=Disable

Disabling Ability to View Context Menus (Desktop/Explorer)

Details: Removes the context menu when you right click on the desktop, orwhen you right click in Explorer in the results pane.

Registry Location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Explorer


NOTE: The above registry key is one path, it has been wrapped for readability.
Value: NoViewContextMenu
Type: REG_DWORD
Options: 1=Enable 0=Disable

Preventing User from running Task Manager

Registry Location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Syst


(create the System key if not already present)

NOTE: The above registry key is one path, it has been wrapped for readability.
Value: DisableTaskMgr
Type: REG_DWORD
Options: 1=Enable 0=Disable
New ".ADM" files, used in building System Policy Files, will also beincluded in the Service Pack.
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Article ID: 160793 - Last Review: 10/04/2013 18:05:17 - Revision: 1.1

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