XP taskbar can't be unhidden

Posted on 2004-11-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have group policy setup so that my users cannot right-click the taskbar to hide and unhide it.  I thought I locked the system totally down, but somehow the users have figured out how to hide the taskbar.  Now I cannot unhide it.  
Question by:fletchman
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    Hello fletchman =)

    Try this Taskbar Repair tool >>!.htm
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    And if this fails, then download this .vbs script and it should bringback the taskbar to default functionality :)

    164. Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality

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    Hi fletchman,
    > I have group policy setup

    Have you tried to remove the group policy , restart the system and check if you can do the regular functions in taskbar ?

    Have you tested this group policy in a different system to make sure it is functioning fine ?

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    Did you do this to prevent taskbar access ?
    open gpedit.msc

    User Configurations --> Administrative Templates --> Start Menu and Taskbar -->  "Prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings"

    and enable it..


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