Turn Off/On (dim) Program Manager Selections

Can someone tell me what file(s) to look at and how to turn on and off (dim)  selections from the Program Manager.

Under the File area I would like to know how you can turn off (dim) the New option that would let you make a New Program Group window and how to turn off (dim) the selection under Options to Save Setting on Exit and how to  turn them on again.

Thanks
shawneeAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

shawneeAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question
0
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If it's possible to do everything you want, I can't say.  But the Windows 3.1x resource kit explains that you need to add lines in the Progman.ini file.  I know from experience that it is possible to remove the Run... option as well as the Exit option, and a few others, but I can't remember them off hand the the RK is at home.  I'll try to update this later.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
shawneeAuthor Commented:
That would be great. I have been looking at the ini files but could not find the answers to my questions.

I do not have any good books on windows 3.1. I live about an hour from the closes good book store. May be the next time I get close I will buy yet one more computer book.

Waiting for your help.

0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Windows 7 Basic

This introductory course to Windows 7 environment will teach you about working with the Windows operating system. You will learn about basic functions including start menu; the desktop; managing files, folders, and libraries.

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Add the following section to progman.ini (settings listed below)

[Restrictions]
NoRun=
NoClose=
NoSaveSettings=
NoFileMenu=
EditLevel=

NoRun=1 disables the File, Run command.
NoClose=1 prevents exiting Windows via the Control menu, Alt+F4, or the File Close command.
NoSaveSettings=1 disables the Options SaveSettings command. NoFileMenu=1 disables all commands on the File menu. EditLevel can be set to one of 5
levels:

EditLevel
Value - What the user cannot do
0 - No restrictions (default).
1 - User cannot create, delete, or rename groups.
2 - All the above, plus user cannot create, delete, or rename items.
3 - All the above, plus the user cannot change anything in the Command Line box in the Properties dialog box for an icon.
4 - All the above, plus the user cannot change any information in the Properties dialog box for an icon.

For fairly good security, you could use NoRun=1 and EditLevel=4.
0
shawneeAuthor Commented:
The book that you used to find this information is it called the Windows 3.1x Resource Kit?

Will try this today on site thanks.

0
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Actually, the book title may be slightly off and it contains 3 volumes, including a WFW311 addendum.  It was published by Microsoft about 5-7 years ago.
0
shawneeAuthor Commented:
Worked great thank you very much. Enjoy the points.

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.