Removing the create new shortcut option from the New context menu using group policies
Posted on 2004-08-02
I need to disable our students' ability to create a new shortcut from the File/New context menu. This gives students the opportunity to type in paths for programs on the C drive.
I found a registry entry that removes the entire New menu when you access either the desktop using right mouse click or in a windows explorer window using File/New, therefore eliminating the ability to add new shortcuts. However, this also removes the ability to create new folders.
I need a way of removing everything (including the application options i.e. word, text document, briefcase etc...) in the New context menu, but still leaving the option for creating a new folder?