Disable right click for a group

Posted on 2005-05-09
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-05-19
How do I disable the "right click" for a group of users , by using the group policy of 2000/3 server?

What hive?
Question by:yovaly
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

sajuks earned 2000 total points
ID: 13965719
Check this
open gpedit.msc (or any other Group Policy Object, e.g. AD GPO) and navigate to
User configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer

The setting you want to modify is:
"Remove Windows Explorer's default context menu"
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Nirmal Sharma
ID: 13966002
There are total of three contexts menu in Windows:  -

Desktop Context Menu                               When users do right click on Desktop a context menu will come.
Explorer Context Menu                               When they click on files and folders in Windows Explorer shell.
Internet Explorer Context Menu                   When then open Internet Explorer and do right click on a link.

Now which one you want to disable? Group policy has settings for all context menus and in a different way.

Let us know and if the above answer is sufficient for you then ignore the post.


Featured Post


Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…

850 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