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Turn off or remove Search from start menu in Windows 2008

Posted on 2011-03-10
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We have a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server environment that I want to further lock down.

Does anyone know how to remove the search box from the Start menu?
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by:Felix Leven
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GPO:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu & Taskbar\Remove Search menu from Start Menu
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MrGraves,  That GPO is only for right-clicking the menu and does not control the search that is always present.  That GPO specifically states "This setting removes the Search item from the Start menu and from the context menu that appears when you right-click the Start menu. " as well as "Note that this does not remove the search box from the new style Start menu."

The Start menu that is in Windows 2008 is drastically different.  It has a search box always showing, not just when you right-click (like older versions).
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right, but some of the items still affect new features.

this thread on EE shows forcing classic menue still has effect on 2008 server:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_24412604.html
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