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remove administrative tools from start menu - GPO

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Hi I am struggling to find a policy that removes administrative tools from the start menu. I am using terminal services, they won't even disappear when I right click the task bar and select start menu and then customize advance - system adminisrative tools and then select don't display this item, how can i do this through gp?
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Mike McDonald earned 500 total points
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Just cut / paste "Administrative Tools" from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs on your terminal server.
That will put it in the administrator's profile only. If you want it in another profile, jst copy it there manually as well.

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Here are the registrey entries for XP to do that.  You can put these in a file with a .reg extension to automatically load them:
reg ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V Start_AdminToolsRoot /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0 reg ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V StartMenuAdminTools /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0
I don;t thinkthere is an explicit group policy for that though -- looking
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by:Andrew Davis
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That will remove it from the programs directory but it will still appear in the start menu near where the control panel appears on the right pane.
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