Solved

How to remove Windows Explorer from Start menu

Posted on 2003-11-08
9
448 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
In order to keep all users (students in this case) from being able to access the C drive on their network workstations, I would like to remove the Windows Explorer link from the Start Menu. How can I do this? We run Win 98 clients with NT 4.0 server.
0
Comment
Question by:joehill1
9 Comments
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
Comment Utility
That won't do much good because the still can open it by

Start > Run explorer

or

Start > Run command
and the run type in
explorer
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
Comment Utility
Check this

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;152122

I agree with CO .one other way would be the open windows explorer using windows key + E

If your students are intelligent enough, they can access windows explorer

Sunray
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
Comment Utility
Well to really make this work you would need to lock down a lot of things which would require a set of security policy that disallows creating short cuts, disllow the use of explorer or hiding the C drive from explore. disallow the COMMAND prompt from being used etc etc etc.

Like they can still access C drive from the COMMAND prompt even without opening explorer.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Gnart
Comment Utility
There is no security with Win98.  You need to run W2K or XP in order to apply lockdown security settings.

cheers
0
Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
Comment Utility
Gnart joehill1 has NT 4.0 server. Don't know if it is on a domain or not and I am not familar with Domain policies but you might be.
0
 

Author Comment

by:joehill1
Comment Utility
Allow me to expound. I am currently using system policies on the NT 4.0 server which is the PDC, so I have locked down the ability for all students to make any shortcuts or system changes. I have disabled the Command prompt and the Run command from the Start Menu, hidden all drives in My Computer and disabled access to all Network Neighborhood drives through System Policies. But all anyone has to do now is click on the Start > Programs, and Windows Explorer is sitting right there. Once that is clicked, there is complete access to that particular client's C: drive.
0
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
CrazyOne earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Just Delete the shortcut.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
Comment Utility
If you need to do it thourgh a script maybe a login script then

C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Windwos Explorer.lnk
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
Comment Utility
Highlight the WIndows Explorer in the startmenu and right click it and click delete while holding down shift
0

Featured Post

Integrate social media with email signatures

Is your company active on social media? Do you also use email signatures? Including social media icons in your email signature is a great way to get fans for free. Let all your email users know you’re on social media quickly and easily, in a single click.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

If you Lost your Administrator password for Windows XP, Vista, or 7 this CD will help you reset the password to blank so you can log in. Once in you should change that blank password to something!! Download the ISO on this page http://www.spl…
Windows Mobile Barcode Scanning These days almost every product has a barcode in some way... amongst there are 1D barcodes en 2D barcodes.. From http://www.barcodeman.com/faq/2d.php I found some handy definitions and insights. 1D barcodes …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now