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Hide Tools from the Menu Bar in Internet Explorer using AD GPO

The Menu bar in Internet Explorer V8 has File, Edit, View Favorites, Tools, Help.
I'd like to just block the Tools dropdown using a GPO in Active Directory.  Is this possible?  I don't see any existing GPO that does this.  Also, Is it possible to block just the File drop down in the Menu bar?
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It's possible:

Start
Run
gpedit.msc
User Configuration
Administrative Templates
Windows Components
Internet Explorer
Toolbars
Configure Toolbar Buttons

HTH,

Dale Harris
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I looked in here. There is a comment at the bottom of the Properties window stating that this selection is supported only in IE5 and IE6.
I have the tools button unchecked, and the overall settings enabled.  It seems to have no effect on IE version 8.
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Great information.  Use a server 2008 or Windows 7 box on the domain to create the more up-to-date GPO that can control IE8.  Or get part of the way there by using the Server 2003 GPO with limited toolbar modifications.