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Posted on 2003-11-24
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How do you disable everything on the Start Menu but Run?  I am setting up several computers with Windows 2000.  I don't want them to be able to display anything but RUN  or log off on the start menu.  
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Question by:sjmmajor
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by:sunray_2003
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Dear sjmmajor,

You may have to write some group policy and work on the individual computer policy

Before that just take a look at this

http://www.winguides.com/registry/category.php/42/

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Sunray
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wtrmk74 earned 125 total points
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REGEDIT:
However these options on winguides is useful...the regisrty edit only effects the machine it is applied to and new users added to it after the edit. If this method is selected I would recommend editing the values on one machine and extract the "regisrty string only" that applies - to a floppy or some form of media , and execute the file on the other machines.
Do not set up multiple users with this method until you have made the edit in the HKCU_LOCAL_MACHINE.
This will save you a lot of time and headaches with messed up profiles!

GROUP POLICY:
If this method is selected I would agree with the first portion o fSunray_2003 post.
use group policy on the machine you require logging in to.
Start
Run
gpedit.msc
   User Configuration
      Administrative Templates
         Sart Menu & Taskbar

edit the selection to your liking
apply group policy

thanks
wtrmk74
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by:wtrmk74
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I meant HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE..
I guess I was getting tired!


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by:sjmmajor
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The GPEDIT gave me what I needed.  Thanks for leading me the right direction.  You saved a lot of time and frustration.
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Glad it all worked out!


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wtrmk74
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