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Does anyone know if I can prevent particular user or set of users from being to right click on the dekstop through windows group policy. I have found the following link to disable the right click for one system, but i want to apply this restriction on a set of computers inside my domain.

http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/160/

We have awindows 2003 domain & the client side is using windows xp pro.
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You can set that registry Key then farm out the reg key thorugh group policy
Distribute Registry Entries via Grop policy

On an Client PC (that has the admin tools installed) set up the registry key as required (HKLM, HKU or HKCR only)
Start > Run > dsa.msc
Launch the policy editor (right click Domain/OU> Properties> Group policy)
Navigate to, Computer configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Registry

Right click in the right hand pane > add Key
Navigate to the key you set up earlier.

How to add, modify, or delete registry subkeys and values by using a registration entries (.reg) file
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=310516
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or via policy

Windows 2003 Creating and editing group policy

Group policies can be applied on a domain or an Organisational Unit, to apply a group policy in a 2003 domain environment, do the following.

On a domain controller open "Active directory Users and computers"

NOTE: As said above you can apply a GP to an OU in this instance we will deal with a domain GP, if you are concerned with a GP for an OU insert the "OU name" instead of the "Domain Name"

1. Locate the domain (top of the Tree) and right click it, then select "Properties"
2. Select the group policy Tab.
3. You will see the Default domain policy (and any other policies applied at this level)
4. You can create another domain policy by clicking "New" giving it a name and configuring it"
5. Ensure the default domain policy is highlighted and select "Edit" (unless you are working on another policy)
6. The Group policy object editor will open.
7. You can now edit the policy and close the editor when you are finished.
8. Back in the domain properties click "apply" and "OK"

Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B24BF2D5-0D7A-4FC5-A14D-E91D211C21B2&displaylang=en

Group Policy Infrastructure White Paper
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D26E88BC-D445-4E8F-AA4E-B9C27061F7CA&displaylang=en


THIS IS THE POLICY YOU WANT!!

User configuration|Administrative Templates|Windows Components|Windows Explorer|Disable Windows Explorer's default context menu.



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by:hanisaif
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Great; it worked... I found it although in windows 2003 it is located at the following location in the group policy.

User configuration|Administrative Templates|Windows Components|Windows Explorer|Remove Windows Explorer's default context menu

thanks for the hint anyway.
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