How do I disable Computer Drop down menu in the Start menu? Server 2008

Posted on 2009-12-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hello everyone,

I'm simply trying to remove the "My Computer" drop down menu in my 2008 Terminal Servers. This is probably something simple I'm over looking... Keep in mind I'm just trying to remove the highlighted My Computer drop down menu in the picture attached and not the My Computer icon all together.

Your help is appreciated.
Question by:SRGrty
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    These are the items you can control with GPO:

    From the GPEdit.msc snap in:

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start menu and Taskbar

    You have a list of configurable items.  As you can see, Display "My Computer" as a link is not a forceable option.

    There may be a way to programatically do it, with VB or PowerShell, but I am not a good enough programmer to help with that.

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    You have option to how to display the my computer (do not display/ disaply as link / display as menuu)
    Select display as link

    This works in Xp / 2003 / VISTA
    But never tried in 2008.

    Please check and let us know

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    Yes, I can set the computer icon to display as link. However, that only effects my user account and not everyone's account. I would like to make this across the board. I was assuming there is a registry setting in HKLM but I have yet to find it. Ideas?
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    Here is the reg key


    As per the URL reg entriies are found in HKCU
    I am not sure if the regitry settings can be made for the HKLM.

    Else, you can apply the registry changes via group policy

    Author Comment

    Thanks subhashm. I made them in HKLM and it worked.

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