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Pasword protect start menu and task bar

I need to password protect just the start menu any third party software freeware if possible.
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Several ways you can do it
1) group policiy
2) Windows Steady State ( free )
3)http://www.softheap.com/newadmin.html ( third pary )
4) registry
To eliminate the right click on the taskbar/start menu:

Start Regedit

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
3. Add a DWORD and give it a name of NoTrayContextMenu
4. Give it a value of 1
5. Reboot

To start Regedit, you will need to go to the "Run" command. Type in "Regedit" (without quotes).


Then click on "Software" (without quotes)

Then click on "Microsoft" (without quotes)

The click on "Windows" (without quotes)

Then click on "CurrentVersion" (without quotes)

Then click on "Policies" (without quotes)

Then click on "Explorer" (without quotes)

Once you have clicked Explorer, on the right hand side should be a big white space. Right click that, select New and then select DWORD.
Name that DWORD "NoTrayContextMenu" (without the quotes). Double click it, and put a value of 1 in the space. Logoff or Reboot and the changes will take affect.

However the account you want to disable the right click on the start menu/taskbar for, you have to do all this on the account you want to disable that on.
Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Rather than password protect it (which you cannot do), use a policy

Start->Run and type GPEDIT.MSC
Open User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Start Menu and Task Bar
Find the "prevent changes to Taskbar and start menu settings" option and open it and tick the "enabled" option
Job Done
flipismeAuthor Commented:
or if there is a way to remove the task bar completely
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Password protect a start button ?
Remove task-bar completely ?

Just tell me what are you trying to do exactly and why ?
start menu,sorry....
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