Customizing a secure Start Menu

By Kizzle ·
As assistant admin of a local library, I've been working with my supervisor to set up labs for patrons to use free internet access with restricted access to any administrative tools or options. A very locked down approach is what we're aiming for.

We've been trying to customize the start menu, but by default, XP is not allowing us to remove certain elements such as the Settings menu, which just extends to customize the start bar.

Any advice?

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Yes, it can be done.

by nepenthe0 In reply to Customizing a secure Star ...

Download TweaKUI from Microsoft:

Install TweakUI. Navigate TweakUI as follows:

About > Policy > Run Group Policy Editor > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar

Among ~40 settings options you can edit, you will find:

Prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings

Rick/Portland, OR

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Instead of installing TweakUI

by cmiller5400 In reply to Yes, it can be done.

just do a Start/Run gpedit.msc to open the same mmc snapin.

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Another free option

by IC-IT In reply to Customizing a secure Star ...

Have you taken a peek at Microsoft's Steady State? Fairly easy to setup and designed for your situation.

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