GPO to remove "Games" from programs menu

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Id like to put a Group Policy in place that removes the "games" menu from Start > Programs. What is the best way to do this and deploy it across my network?

Question by:bfilipek
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    Assisted Solution

    Likely only using a logon script.

    rd %userprofile%\StartM~1\Programs\Games /s /q

    Of course, you'll have to tailor the path for your workstations.

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    Accepted Solution

    That's a great solution - be sure to apply it to the "All User" profile:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Games
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    Expert Comment

    Actually the scenario from Netman66 is more accurate because the games need to be removed from all the profiles currently established on the machine.
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    Expert Comment

    It is in the "All Users" profile on each local machine, not the individual user profile.
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    Expert Comment

    and for a suggestion...make a "default image" that you deploy (manually, using RIS, using SMS, whatever), and have that image not have the games installed or in the start menu.

    Author Comment

    Points slplit. artthegeek was correct on the directory to move.

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