Group Policy - Terminal Server 2008 R2 - Remove Administrative Tools Link
Posted on 2010-09-22
Good Afternoon Experts,
I have a problem that is annoying me somewhat - I know that the answer must be simple, but for the life of me I cannot find the setting within group policy, or anywhere else. I cannot get the 'administrative tools' menu item on the start menu to disapear for standard users on a terminal server.
The background here is that we have a SBS 2003 running in standard config. We then have another server running server 2008 R2 configured as a terminal server. Group policy (set from SBS) is in with loopback processing enabled (replace mode) and it is working without issues.
The problem is that I cannot find the setting for hiding the 'administrative tools' menu item from the start menu. This is not the item within the 'programs' list, but the link that appears next to 'printers, control panel, etc' on the actual root start menu.
I've been through group policy and cannot find the setting to control this. We need this disabled as we do not want users to be able to view or launch any of the administrative tools, regardless of the fact that they would not have authority to change anything. I know that this is possible as we have a similar setup for another deployment where this has been done. I have gone through the 'known good' configuration comparing and contrasting settings and cannot see any difference in GP, so I'm at a bit of a loss.
Thanks in advance,