Local machine group policy lockdown
Posted on 2008-10-29
I have a number of machines that we throw out to clients to do certain operations. These machines are not on domain so i cannot edit there group policies from there.
On the machines i need to lockdown the ability for the user to right-click on the start-menu.
I have gone into gpedit.msc - User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start Menu and Taskbar.
And enabled the option - "Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar"
This option works but is applied to the administrator account as well as all the others. I need to not have this run on the local admin account.
Also when this policy runs on the admin account it also removes a number of icons from the desktop and start menu (e.g. mycomputer, network places, etc...)
Is there any way to do this operation without effecting the admin account??